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UCLA LIBRARIAN 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY 
LOS ANGELES 24, CALIFORNIA 



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Vol. 



No. 1 



October 11, 1951 



From the Librarian 

Tomorrow morning I shall be across town at the U.S.C. library school to 
talk to Professor Dean's class on the advantages of academic library work. 

Last night I spoke on British bookshops and libraries at a dinner meet- 
ing of the Zamorano Club -- a talk to be repeated Friday night at a faculty 
men's discussion group. 

On Tuesday I attended a luncheon given by Dean Dodd for Dr. Antonio 
Correa do Lago, the Brazilian Consul. 

Harold Lamb called recently with a gift to the Library of the manu- 
scripts of several of his books. 

Viard Ritchie and Caroline Anderson, together with Will and Irene 
Robinson, lunched with Mr. Vosper, my wife, and me, on the day the Ward 
Ritchie Press published a book of essays by a member of the Library staff. 

Some of the heavie st books I bought in England recently arrived by 
water freight. They are twenty folios from the Bridgewater collection of 
the writings of the Byzantine church fathers, and were published in the 17th 
century by the Imprimerie Boyale in Paris. 



Fine weather, a huge turnout, the genial maestroship of Larry Clark 
and a varied program, made the C.L.A. conference a memorable one. After 
ardors of last year's conference in Sacramento Fred Wemmer and I agreed 
it was fine to coast through a meeting without any responsibility for lo 
arrangements. These were well handled by President Clarke's co-chairmen 
Margaret Girdner and Joseph Allen. 

The U.C. library school alumni dinner was held in Chinatown, and I 
never eaten a better meal. 

The session I enjoyed most was the College, University, and Besearc 
Libraries Section meeting, held in the penthouse reading room of the Uni 
sity of San Francisco's Gleeson Library, at which former staff member 
Richard O'Brien's report on the Los Angeles County Museum Library reveal 
him as a first-rate speaker. Neal Harlow's report for the Committee on 
Conservation of Newspaper Resources, read in his absence, made me wish t 
Neal were a regular contributor to many a library periodical. 

On my last evening in San Francisco I dined with George L. Harding, 
George Hammond, David Magee, and Oscar Lewis -- a long and leisurely mea 
in the Montgomery Block, at which long fish were eaten and tall stories 
told. 

Ever since I first worked one summer in San Francisco 29 years ago 
have loved the city for its site, smells, its people, past and present, 
its unique ambience -- characteristics which are mirrored in the novels 
Frank Norris, Clarkson Crane, and Oscar Lewis. 

L.'C.P. 

Personnel Notes 

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Department, to replace Geraldine Clayton, Miss Takita has just completed 
two years' service as a librarian with the Army in Germany, and from 1945 to 
1949 was a member of the Loan Department in the University Library at Berkeley, 
first as student assistant, then as library assistant, and, following comple- 
tion of her course in 1 ibrarianship, as a librarian. She received her B.A- 
at U.C. in Berkeley, majoring in Japanese 

Evelyn Rae Fuston has been appointed Librarian-1 in the Law School Li- 
brary, to fill a new position as cataloger. Miss Fuston received her MS. in 
Library Science from the University of Southern California, and her B.A. from 
Whittier College. She has been a member of the Whittier College Library 
Staff for two years. 

The Fortnight's Visitors 

September 20: Professor Roland D, Hussey, new Chairman of the Senate 
Library Committee, who recently returned from abroad, paid a special visit to 
the Library to examine Mr. Powell's purchases 

September 21: Henry M- Madden, Librarian of the Fresno State College, 
was shown the Library by Martin Thomas. 

September 2h: Sister Ma~y Regis, Librarian of the Immaculate Heart 
College, looked over some of the Library's recent manuscript acquisitions 
from Furope, Accompanying her was Sister M. Chr i stiana, who is now studying 
history at UCLA under Professor Olmsted. Fred Shelley, Librarian of the 
Maryland Historical Society Library, Baltimore, visited the Library during 
his vacation in Santa Monica, 

September 25: Edward M. Ainswo: th, feature writer of the Los Angeles 
Times, visited the Library to gather information for an article on the Powell 
purchases in Europe- 
September 26: Mawice Ab~avanel , Conductor of the Utah State Symphony 
Orchestra, Salt Lake City, saw the Library with Dean Arlt, Mr, Abravanel is 
to conduct the opening concert of the Los Angeles Chamber Symphony, at Boyce 
Hall. 

October 2: Edward A. Dickson, Chairman of the Board of Begents visited 
the Library to see som^ of the recent acquisitions. 

Pecord Concerts (Libfary 6) 

Monday, October 15, 12-1 p.m., and Thursday, October 18, 1-2 p.m.: 
Richard Strauss: "Don Juan" (Vienna Philharmonic, Krauss); Schumann: "Man- 
fred" Overture (NBC Orchestra, Toscanini); Vivaldi: Piano Concerto in B 
Minor (Mario Salern^ and Badio Italiana Orchestra). 

Monday, October 22, 12-1 p.m., and Thursday. Octobe~ 25, 1=2 p.m.: 
Selections frq^i operas to be presented by the San Francisco Opera Company, 
in Los Angeles, October 23- November 4, 

Islands of Books 

Published last week by The Ward Bitchie Press was Mr Powell's book of 
fifteen essays, most of them written for the quarterly of the Zamorano Club, 
Hoj a Volante. Two of them, "San Joaquin " originally a talk to the Yosemite 
District of 'C.L.A. , called "'Carrying Vines to Visalia." and "'Books on the 
Land," were printed first in the California Libra~y Bulletin. All are about 
"things I love -- books, places, and people." The title: Islands of Books. 

Staff Association Election 

The following were elected to the Executive Committee in the election 
of October 2: 

Professional : Non-professional : 

Page Ackerman (Beference) Anthony Greco, Jr. (Beference) 

Mary Lois Bice (Catalog) Lorita Schrank (Acquisitions) 

Chamber Music Bargain 

Four programs of chamber music will be presented on the campus during 
the Sixth Season of the University Friends of Music, membership in which is 



available to staff members and student assistants The first concert, in 
BAE 147, on Sunday, October 21, at 4 p.m. , will present the American A 
Quartet, who will be joined by tenor soloist James Schwabacher of '.he San 
Francisco Opera Company in a performance of Ralph Vaughn- Wi 1 1 i ams' "On 
Wenlock Edge." The quartet is to play Mozart's Quartet in B Fla:, K 589, 
and Schubert' s Quartet in D Minor. 

Memberships which admit holders to all four concerts are available at 
$3.50; special student memberships are SI. 00. See announcement on the Li- 
brary Information board, Room 200, or Everett Moore, Library 231 

C.L.'A. Conference Notes 

The UCLA Library had one of the largest delegations at the 53rd Annual 
Conference of the California Library Association at San Francisco last week 
Twenty librarians* entrained, motored, or flew north to help swell the 
record-breaking registration of 875 at this meeting, and to enjoy a visit to 
the Bay Area. 

The weather, as mentioned above by L.C.P., was San Francisco's best -- 
which means of course a fabulous best. Tourism flourished, particularly on 
Wednesday's Free Afternoon, when delegates took to the woods and hills with 
clear consciences. Even then, however, some included a library tour in their 
rambles, such as to CU' s mammoth Annex, or to Richmond Public Library's 
lovely, modern building, or Oakland's monumental new one. 

The two se s sions probably appealing most to our delegates were the First 
General Session, addressed by Mr, Powell, and the meeting of the 'College, 
University, and Research Libraries Section. 

In the former, Mr. Powell spoke, in a talk which will find its way into 
print later in the year, of some of his Guggenheim-year experiences in 
England, and of his return to California, more than ever aware of our li 
brary needs and potentialities as a young and vigorous state. 

At the College and University meeting at the fine new Library of the 
University of San Francisco three extraordinarily good papers were read in 
the symposium on "Research Materials in Three California Libraries," which 
was chaired by Miss Anne E. Markley. 

Miss Lois Spaulding of the Scripps College Library described that li- 
brary's emphasis on building collections for the research needs of under- 
graduates, and cited three fields in which it excels: (1) the history of 
the woman's movement, in the Ida Rust Macpherson Collection; (2) the Pacific 
Coast Browning Foundation collection of manuscripts, letters first editions, 
and association items; and (3) the Perkins collection of some 6000 volumes 
on the history of the book. 

In his paper on special resources of the Library of the Los Angeles 
County Museum, Richard O'Brien spoke of (1) its History collection, particu- 
larly strong in newspapers of southern California; (2) its Science section, 
in which materials on archaeology and palaeontology are well represented; 
and (3) its Art section, in which are found the Library's strongest collec- 
tions of unique materials. 

Richard Dillon of the Sutro Branch of the California State Library read 
the final paper, concerning that library's important collections of manu- 
scripts, maps, broadsides, and pamphlets, extimated at some 175,000 separate 
pieces, including many on British history; its Hebrew books and manuscripts; 
its Japanese books; its Americana (including many sermons and tracts): its 
Mexicana and Californiana (including in the latter some of the early news- 
papers and magazines of California); and its great Sir Joseph Banks collec- 
tion of manuscripts, especially rich in source materials on explorations. 

After the symposium, the Rev. William J, Monihan, Librarian of U.S.F. , 
described the University's new Library building and spoke of some of the 
Library's special collections, particularly the Harrison Collection on St. 
Thomas More. 

The CU. and R.L. luncheon which followed, was held in the Fairmont's 
Tonga Room, to which the unexpectedly large registration required the 



'Messrs. Powell, Vosper, Horn, Collison, Moore, and Thomas; Miles. 
Coryell, Curry, Doxsee, Harmon, King, Koch, Lodge, Norton. Rice, Rosenberg, 
Schimansky; and Mmes. Keatinge, Mok, and Vaughn. 



luncheon be moved. Here the tables surrounded a small pool in which floated 
a barge, hung with grass skirts, for the evening dance band. Manfully re- 
sisting the temptation to float in on a tropical lily pad, Stan ford' s Willi am 
B. Ready came in on a metaphysical ice cake 

Mr. Ready looked at Canada's failure to produce significant creative 
literature; and disagreed with the Massey Report suggestion that state sub- 
vention of writers would turn the trick. He pointed out in addition, though, 
that the British colonies with the most exciting creative literature are the 
ones that have fought hard to be freed from British "apron strings" -- not- 
ably the U.S.A.. Eire, and that otherU.S.A - - the Union of South Africa. 
(Where was Neal Harlow? It had been rumored that he would attend the Con- 
ference; the Canadian government would have done well to send him.) 

Another meeting which attracted many CLU'ers was the Second General 
Session, on Wednesday evening, at which was presented a panel discussion on 
"Films for Public Libraries", arranged by Stanford Librarian Raynard C, 
Swank, chaired by CU' s Librarian Donald Coney, and moderated by John Wendell 
Dodds, also of Stanford. A showing of three films representative of those 
now available on public library film circuits in California, "Preface to a 
Life", "What is Modern Art?" and "Brotherhood of Man," preceded the discus- 
sion. 

Friday's Fourth General Session, at which President Laurence J. Clarke 
turned over his office to the incoming C. L, A. President, Dorothy M. Drake, 
included the customary procession of committee reports, which built up to a 
climax with the reading of the report of the Committee on Intellectual Free- 
dom, by its Chairman, Mrs, Evelyn Benagh Detchon, 

This Committee presented a six-point resolution concerning the dangers 
of book labeling (prompted by two Burbank Public Library trustees' recent 
proposal for placing identifying stickers in books whose authors appear on 
the Attorney General's subversive list or similar lists), which declared 
such a practice to be "contrary to the American tradition and the goals of 
American 1 ibrar i anship " The resolution (text of which appears on page 4) 
was adopted without discussion - - the only dissenting vote being that of 
Mrs, Benton Bowling, one t>f the two Burbank trustees recommending the label- 
ing. 

The Conference' » Formal Banquet on Friday evening was addressed by Dr. 
Henry H. Hart, author, traveler, and Orientalist, who received the 1950 Gold 
Medai Award of the Commonwealth Club for his book, Sea Road to the Indies. 
The Fourth General Session, which closed the Conference, presented book- 
seller Virginia Kirl'us, who spoke on '"Unrequired Reading." 

Although no ofjicial and authoritative report can be made on our 
delegates 5 extra-Conference diversions, some of our reporters caught occa- 
sional glimpses of CLU'ers diligently Doing the Town, and giving every 
impression that ihey meant this to be a well-rounded conference. Acquisi- 
tioners, CateVogers, Ci rcul ationers , and Referencers were to be seen, now at 
the foot of Jones Street, now at the Top of Nob Hill, now prowling in the 
shops of Chinatown; our visiting librarian from London scarce could believe 
a street could drop as suddenly from under him as did Russian Hill's Filbert, 
down which he plunged one day with the Editor at the wheel; others tested 
their heatto on equally precipitous cable car jaunts; one staff member re- 
newed associations on Telegraph Hill, another reviewed Latin declensions at 
Sinaloa, on Powell Street; all present met all of one's friends, past and 
present, in the Fairmont lobby. None expect ever to attend a more pleasant 
conference. 

C L.A Resolution on Labeling 

Following is the text of the resolution adopted by the membership of 
the C.L.A, in its Fourth General Session, October 5, 1951: 

ViHEREAS the Council of the American Library Association unanimously 
adopted on July 13, 1951, the following recommendations of 
the Association' s Commi ttee on Intellectual Freedom: "Li- 
brarians should not use the technique of labeling as a 
means of predisposing readers against library materials 
for the following reasons: 



"1. Although totalitarian states find it easy and even 
proper, according to their ethics, to establish 
criteria for judging publications as 'subversive,' 
injustice and ignorance rather than justice and en- 
lightenment result from such practices, and the 
American Library Association has a responsibility to 
take a stand against the establishment of such criteria 
in a democratic state. 

"2. Libraries do not advocate the ideas found in their 

collections. The presence of a magazine or book in a 
library does not indicate an endorsement of its con- 
tents by the library. 

"3. No one person should take the responsibility of label- 
ing publications. No sizable group of persons would 
be likely to agree either on the types of material 
which should be labeled or the sources of information 
which should be regarded with suspicion. As a practi- 
cal consideration, a librarian who labeled a book or 
magazine pro- communi st might be sued for libel. 

"4. Labeling is an attempt to prejudice the reader, and as 
such, it is a censor's tool,, 

"5. Labeling violates the spirit of the Library Bill of 
Rights. 

"6. Although we are all agreed that communism is a threat 
to the free world, if materials are labeled to pacify 
one group, there is no excuse for refusing to label 
any item in the library's collection. Because com- 
munism, fascism, or other authori tari ani sms tend to 
suppress ideas and attempt to coerce individuals to 
conform to a specific ideology, American librarians 
must be opposed to such "isms.' We are, then, anti- 
communist, but we are also opposed to any other group 
which aims at closing any path to knowledge." 

NOW, THEREFORE, the California Library Association convened in San 
Francisco on the 5th day of October, 1951 endorses the 
resolution adopted by the American Library Association on 
July 13, 1951, and 

THEREFORE, be it resolved that a copy of this resolution be sent to 
the League of 'California Cities so that they may be clearly 
aware of the convictions of the overwhelming majority of 
librarians that book- labeling is a practice contrary to the 
American tradition and the goals of American 1 ibrari an ship , 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Thursday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor: Everett Moore. Contributing Editor; George Scheerer. Contributors 
to this issue: Ruth Doxsee, Ralph Lyon, Noreen Pickering, Robert Vosper. 



UCLA LIBRARIAN I 



UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY 
LOS ANGELES 24, CALIFORNIA 



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Vol. 5 No. 2 



October 26, 1951 



From The Librarian 

This morning I met with the campus Council of Deans. Main item dis- 
cussed was budgeting for summer session. 

I have succeeded Mr. Vosper as Chairman of the Letters and Science Com- 
mittee on the Pre-Librarianship curriculum, the other members of which are 
Professors J. E. Phillips, Jr. and Jere King. At a recent meeting to discuss 
operation of the curriculum, and possible changes, we were joined by Messrs, 
Vosper, Horn, and Moore. 

The opening meeting of the Faculty Women's Club was a gala Library 
affair, with the refreshments committee chaired by Mrs, Vosper, flower ar- 
rangements by Miss King, book exhibit by Ralph Lyon, and a talk by myself on 
the library and research materials added last year, 

I also enjoyed recently talking informally to a small Kappa Phi Zeta 
group to which Mrs. Keenan serves as adviser. My subject was British li- 
braries . 

Earlier this week I spent a morning at the Huntington Library and 
lunched with Robert Schad and Robert Cleland. 

as well as in Money, with the bad driving 
ficult, The movies, television, pulps, 
r readers, and even worse horrors -- all 

two of the arts of essence: poetry and 
s me to call attention to the University 
year of sponsoring campus chamber music, 
itor serves, 
d a memorable program of Mozart, Schubert, 

song cycle "On Wenlock Edge," for tenor, 
by Housman, evoked for me a nostalgia for 
r words. 

L.C.P. 





Gresham' s Law operates in Art 


out 


the good or making survival dif 


jackpotted best sellers, digests fo 


conspire to reduce the audience for 


chamber music. Which preamble lead 


Friends of Music, now in its sixth 


and 


on whose executive board our Ed 




Last Sunday the group presente 


and 


Vaughan-Wil liams. The latter' s 


string quartet, and piano on poems 


the 


English countryside too deep fo 



Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Doris White, Typist-clerk in Catalog Department has found it neces- 
sary to resign to devote her time to her family. 

Mrs. Margaret Howard (B.A. , Ohio State University), who has been em- 
ployed with the Warder Public Library, Springfield, Ohio, and the Ohio State 
University Library, has been appointed Senior Library Assistant in the 
Engineering Library, to replace Mrs. Carolyn Whitworth. Mrs. Whitworth is 
transferring to the Reference Department to replace Mrs. Mary Alice van Doom, 
who is moving to San Francisco, as her husband has been transferred to that 
area. 



The Fortnight's Visitors (and Earlier ) 

September 25: Robert V . Hines, Jr., who is engaged in research at the 
Huntington Library on Utopian movements in California, 1880-1917, surveyed 
the Library's material bearing upon his topic. 

October 11: Mr. and Mrs. Irving G. Carlson, of La Jolla, visited the 
Library on their way back to the United States Navy Electronics Laboratory 
in San Diego, from San Francisco. 

October 12: Mrs. Dorothy Jones Cook, of Los Angeles, visited the Li- 
brary to gather lecture material on her grandfather, Senator John Percival 
Jones of Nevada, and on his founding of Santa Monica. 

October 13: Professor John W. Caughey visited the Library in connection 
with his current Rockefeller research project in American Colonial history. 

October 17: Major Paul H. Keppler, Communications Officer for the 
Wright Air Development Center at Dayton, Ohio, and Mrs. Keppler, visited the 
Library with their old friend David Heron. 

Authors' Acknowledgements 

Comments by authors of several recently published books expressing 
thanks for help they have received from members of our staff have come to 
our notice, and remind us. that we want to mention such acknowledgements when 
they are known. Staff members are asked not be shy about calling them to 
the Editor's attention. Following are four of these: 

Professor Bradford A. Booth writes in his Letters of Anthony Troll'ope 
(London, New York: Oxford University Press, 1951): "It is a pleasure to 
make special mention of the unfailingly friendly attentions of the library 
staff of the University of California, Los Angeles, especially those of Mr. 
Robert Vosper and Mr. Neal Harlow... who worked tirelessly in my behalf..." 

William Glenn Cunningham, in his book, The Aircraft Industry: A Study 
in Industrial Location (Los Angeles: Morrison, 1951) writes that he is 
"particularly anxious to express gratitude to the Library Staff of the Uni- 
versity of California, Los Angeles..." 

Professor Leon Howard's Herman Melville, A Biography (Rerkeley and Los 
Angeles: University oT' California Press, 1951), dedicated to our sometime 
Library Resident, Jay Leyda, contains an acknowledgement of "productive use" 
made of "various libraries and... the friendly cooperation supplied by the 
staffs of the public libraries of Nantucket, New Bedford, Boston, and New 
York; the Newberry Library and the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art 
Gallery; and the libraries of Harvard University, Northwestern University, 
the University of &nicago, and the University of California, Los Angeles..." 

Mr. Shantilal Kothari's M.A. Thesis (UCLA, 1950) was published in India 
in July under thw title, India's Emerging Foreign Policies (Bombay: Vora & 
Co. , 1951), wil^i a Foreword by Edmond L. Taylor. Mr. Kothari expresses 
"thanks to th'd authorities of the following libraries, which provided me 
many facilities to carry on my work: the Library of the University of Cali- 
fornia, L»s nngeles; the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. ; the New York 
Public Library; the Columbia University Library; the Library of the Inter- 
national Secretariat in Geneva." 

New BookJSfyelf News 

Gi'een- edged author cards, showing title, publisher, and date, have 
recently been filed in the main catalog for books currently on the New Book 
Shelf; and at the Loan Division, near the collection, is a title-card file 
for these books. Another innovation is the posting here of weekly lists, 
by author, of books newly added. These are changes prompted by staff and 
reader suggestions for making this popular service ever more useful and 
convenien t . 

Current Exhibits 

Contributions of Frederick Webb Hodge to the literature of ethnology 
and anthropology are exhibited this week in honor of his 87th birthday. 
Among the titles shown in the foyer exhibit case are the Bulletin of the 
Bureau of American Ethnology, of which Dr. Hodge was for eight years the 
Ethnologist-in-Charge , the American Anthropologist , of which he was editor 
for thirteen years, and his History of the Hawikuh, published by the South- 
west Museum, of which he has been the distinguished Director since 1932. 



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United Nations Day, October 24, is the subject of a display ot posters, 
charts, and documents in the exhibit room off the rotunda 

S F. Afterthoughts 

Twenty-one, not twenty, was the number of our delegates at San Francisco 
those several weeks ago, the Editor having failed to number among them Miss 
Marjorie Ng, of Acquisitions. 

CU News's review of CL.A. goings-on contained among its otherwise compe- 
tent summary the assertion that at Mr. Powell's address u the Berkeley claque 
outnumbered that of UCLA." 

With the return to the Library of the Assistant Librarian, all CLU'ers 
at San Francisco have apparently now come home. So far as is known, said 
A, L. was the only one of ours to take seriously the admonition of the Keynoter 
not to drive by that hot spring on the Big Sur. 



Music Library Record Concerts (Library 6 ) 

Monday, October 29, 12-1 p.m . 

Beethoven: Symphony No.. 3 (N.Y. 

Philharmonic Symphony, Walter) 
Handel: Arias from "Samson", 

"Ottone", "Alcina" (Bauman, 
baritone; King, Harpsichord) 



Monday, November 5, 12-1 p.m . 

Man teverdi : Madrigals (Roger 

Wagner Chorale) 
Schubert : Symphony-.No. 5 (London 

Philharmonic, Beecham) 



Thursday, November 1. 1-2 p. m 

Bach : "Brandenburg Conce r t o ' 

No. 5 (Prades Festival, 

Casal s ) 
Beethoven : Piano Concerto 

No, 1 (Gieseking and 

Philharmonia Orchestra) 



Thursday, November 8, 1-2 p. 



m 



Bach: "French Suite" No, 6 
(Isabelle Nef, Harpsi- 
chord) 

Purcell: "Fairy Queen" 

excerpts (Pinkham and 
orchestra) 



Help Keep Your Colleagues Happy 

Your Staff Room needs new magazines and pocket-books. Your Staff 
Association will appreciate your contributions. Turn them in to Ilene 
Spielman, your Staff Room Librarian. 

Where Their Money Goes 

Martin Rosen, Student Assistant in the Reference Department, appeared 
before the State Utilities Commission last week as a representative of the 
ASUCLA Student Executive Council, to oppose the requested increase in street- 
car and bus fares by the Los Angeles Transit Lines and the Pacific Electric 
Railway Co. He pointed out to the Commission that if the fare increases are 
approved, it would cost more to ride from downtown Los Angeles to the UCLA 
campus (and back) in one semester than the University charges for tuition 
during the same period. He estimated that a large proportion of the 4000 
commuters to the campus would be paying $3 more for their rides than the $42 
the University charges. 

Roses to Ouinsey-Bellin 

"The new edition of Know your Library still stands at the top of the 
bibliography of library guides," writes a university librarian friend of ours 
in one of the eastern- southern states. "We will continue to crib ideas from 
it." 



To Seek Out Ravens 

The UCLA Librarian is undertaking to organize an expedition 
gate the presence of Ravens in the Library 1 antern ( i . e. , belfry) 
ravens? is one of the questions staff members have been asking. 



whence came they? 
(quothing)? Would 



to mvesti- 
Are they 

When and 
- and when go they? What portends their croaking 
they not be better housed (stuffed) in the Clark 



residence, with the Dickey birds? Results of field work on these topics 
will appear soon in the columns of this paper. Volunteers are invited to 
submit their credentials to the Bureau of Raven Investigation, Library 134. 

Associate Librarian's Notes 

Dr. Hovannes Haghnazarian, the Librarian of the University of Tehran, 
Iran, visited on campus and at the Clark Library last Wednesday, with Mr. 
Engelbarts as guide and translator. We were joined at lunch by Mr. Harold 
Lamb, who has visited and written a great deal about the region of Persia. 
These two gentlemen found so much in common, including the fact that each 
has done a book on Peter the First, that on Monday Mr. Engelbarts got them 
together again at Mr. Lamb's home to look over his collection of Persian 
books and manuscripts. Our luncheon was a polyglot affair: Engelbarts to 
Haghnazarian in German; Lamb to Haghnazarian in French; Vosper and Horn con- 
centrating on the universal language of food. 

The Library has been given title to Building 3-N (the wooden building 
that housed the Law Library until its recent move into the elegant new Law 
Building) for overflow book storage. The east third of 3N may have to be 
removed when construction starts on the new Home Economics building, but the 
major portion will be usable until we get an addition to our book stack. 
Several of us are now wrestling with the problem of what goes into 3N, and 
on what terms. 

Paul Miles (Reference Department) has taken over responsibility (one- 
half time) for the Geology Library. Last week he and Mr. Horn and I toured 
the present library and also the new quarters under construction in the 
Chemistry-Geology Building. Our guides were Professors Cordell Durrell and 
William Putnam. 

Mr. Quinsey has been appointed Commander of Area No. 1 by the campus 
Disaster Preparedness organization. This area encompasses the Library, 
Physics, and Biology, and Site 1 buildings. There are seven other areas in 
the campus pattern. 

Last Friday the Library Committee of the Academic Senate met with the 
Librarian and Associate Librarian for the year's first meeting. Allotments 
were made to department book funds and to special projects. The purchase of 
about $6,000 worth of journal files was considered, generally favorably, and 
$475 worth of ne'y subscriptions were approved. The Committee now consists 
of nine instead of ihe former seven members, as a result of recent Senate 
action. Members t u is year are: B.D. Hussey (History) Chairman, H.T, 
Swedenberg (English), C.W. Hagge (German), J.B. Birdsell (Anthropology), 
K.C. Hamner (Botany), W.H. Rubsamen (Music), F.C. Wooton (Education), CM. 
Carpenter (M^sii cine ) , and T.L. Jacobs (Chemistry). 

R.V. 

Announcement; Publication day for the UCLA Librarian is now Friday instead 
Thursday, in order that both editorial and multilithing deadlines may 
be more successfully met. (Readers will kindly not refer to the fact 
that the last two issues have appeared on Friday, though carrying 
Thursday dates.) Deadline for all but last-minute news is 12 noon of 
the Friday preceding publication week. Early copy is the Editor's 
favorite kind. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor: Everett Moore. Contributing Editor: George Scheerer. Contributors 
to this issue: Robert Bagley, Ruth Doxsee, David Heron, Ralph Lyon, Helene 
Schimansky. 



UCLA LIBRARIAN Supplement -- October 26, 1951 



SYDNEY BANCROFT MITCHELL 
1878 -- 1951 



Along the western slope, and in many states to the east, Sydney B. 
Mitchell's former students and associates have been recalling, since his 
death on September 21, something of the peculiar place he has held in their 
lives. No one in our time has contributed more to the making of librarians 
and to the inspiring of libraries to greater usefulness than Mr. Mitchell, 
during his long career as librarian and librar ian - educator. The brief com- 
ments below, contributed by some of his students and former colleagues who 
knew him best reflect his versatility and many-sidedness. 

Mr. Mitchell, Dean Emeritus of the University of California School of 
Librari anship , was born in Montreal and was graduated from McGill University. 
At his retirement in 1946 he had completed thirty-five years of service as 
professor and dean of the school he had founded on the Berkeley campus, Dur- 
ing his first fifteen years at Berkeley he served also in the Library as 
Chief of the Accessions Department (1911-1919) and as Associate Librarian 
(1919=1926). He had previously been on the Library staff at McGill, and was 
for three years Head of the Order Department at Stanford. 

Mr. Mitchell was President of the California Library Association in 
1938-1939, and was the first President of the California Horticultural Socie- 
ty, whose Journal he edited for ten years. He was granted the honorary 
degree of Doctor of Letters by Occidental College in 1945. 

We are privileged to publish these representative comments on Sydney 
Mitchell from just a few of his devoted friends: 

My respect for Sydney Mitchell as a man and as a librarian developed 
naturally through the many years I knew him. His qualities of courage, 
judgment, and common sense have become bywords in his profession and in the 
university he served. 

But to many librarians he will perhaps be best known through the gradu- 
ates of his library school. Over arid above all the details of instruction 
in the fundamentals, he seemed able to impart to his students a segment of 
his own fine spirit which fortified them in meeting boldly and intelligently 
the day-to-day problems of actual library service. Many alumni will testify 
to the shrewdness with which he assessed their abilities and followed their 
professional careers. From his headquarters in the School, he moved his 
librarians from place to place in California and the West as opportunities 
developed. Whatever their present positions on the library map. they will 
carry forward the Mitchell tradition. 

Carleton B Joeckel 

Mr. Joeckel ' s own distinguished career in librar ianship, 
in Michigan, Illinois, and California, brought him in close 
touch with Mr. Mitchell at several points. He retired last 
year as Professor in the School of Librar ianship in Berkeley. 



"The important thing is to provide the profession with leaders." 
So he did: with some good luck, with some odd mistakes, but always with 
an open, objective mind. "The idea is to find the man - - or woman - - to fit 
the job, not to find a job for a graduate." 

The degree of Sydney Mitchell's success in developing leaders is readi- 
ly measured: the list of persons in responsible positions who graduated from 
the School which he headed is long, impressive, and not limited to positions 
in California. 



But Sydney realized that the professional army couldn't consist entire- 
ly of generals. So he did his best to place round pegs in round holes in 
all grades, to win confidence in and to create a demand for trained person- 
nel . 

The measure of his success in the raising of the "professional level" 
is not as readily determined as his contribution to the leadership level, 
but no little of the credit is his for the general acceptance in California 
of the "trained librarian/' Shrewd placement work was grass roots cultiva- 
tion, which he understood and enjoyed as much professionally as hor ticul tur<- 
ally. 

All this is commonplace to those who knew Sydney Mitchell even moderate- 
ly well. But it was this matter-of-fact acceptance of things as they are -« 
working with nature to get better results - - that made him a success in all 
he undertook to do. How lucky we were that he chose education for librarian- 
ship for one of his careers! 

Thomas S. Dabagh 

Before he became School of Law Librarian on this campus, 
Mr. Dabagh (U-C. School of Librarianship , '30) had been Li- 
brarian of the Los Angeles County Law Library, and Law Li- 
brarian on the Berkeley campus. 



It is with feelings of warmth, friendship, and admiration that memories 
of Sydney Mitchell come to mind. Going back to student days when we needed 
guidance and counseling we could go to him with our problems in the knowledge 
that they would be analyzed with penetration and sympathy, although we were 
not always aware that we might also receive an honest appraisal of ourselves 
as well as of the subject presented to him. 

The contacts which I have had with Mr, Mitchell on every occasion re- 
sulted in a better understanding of human nature, a deepened interest in the 
library profession, and the stimulation and reassurance that can come only 
from a personality th^t fs rich, informed and well balanced. 

On one occasion whe.i I was introduced to Mr. Mitchell by someone who 
did not realize that he had known me for many years his comment was, "I 
raised him from a pup!" As one of a large number who were privileged to 
come under his influence as a librarian and as a man I am proud to be 
counted among his "pups," finding in my association with him over a period 
of more than twenty years an unfailing source of inspiration, wisdom and 
friendly understanding. 

John D. Henderson 

Mr. Henderson (U.C School of Librarianship, '30), Los 
t'.ngeles County Librarian, was formerly Field Representative 
for the California State Library and Lecturer in Public Li- 
brary Admini stration in the School of Librarianship . 



Mr. Mitchell' s students who returned to him for guidance and friend- 
ship found him ever reliable in his advice, strong in his encouragement, 
and humane in his understanding. His own reasoning was clear and effective, 
and he always looked for initiative and accomplishment in others. As a 
teacher he dealt more often with principles than precepts, and his underly- 
ing concern with the philosophy and objectives of librarianship brought him 
close to those whose achievements were in the field of planning and adminis- 
tration. 

To all who went to him for assistance, as adults, without pretense or 
reserve, he would as leave devote a week as an hour, and his directness in 
analyzing problems combined with a skill in proposing solutions were a 
purge and tonic, whatever the cure might be. To his professional confreres 
he was the reliable general practitioner, full of experience, always on 
call; yet he found opportunity in his long life for some remarkable outside 
interests. The power of his mind and personality will continue to be felt 
through the lives and works of those he touched, but the "Berkeley" of Mr. 
Mitchell we shall not know again. 

Neal Harlow 



Until July of this year our Assistant Librarian, Mr. 
Harlow (U.C. School of Librarianship , '33) is now Librarian 
of the University of British Columbia, and was formerly on 
the staffs of the Bancroft and California State Libraries . 



Sydney B. Mitchell was unquestionably the leader in West C^ast librarian- 
ship during his generation. It is most fortunate for the present generation 
of librarians that he directed his professional interest to the founding of a 
great library school and to the education and development of a large group of 
young men and women for work in libraries. My personal debt to Mr. Mitchell 
is a large one, for his interest, his perception and encouragement, and for 
his professional support. His genial personality and his capacity for warm 
friendship greatly intensified his many abilities. 

Frank A. Lundy 

Mr. Lundy (U.C. School of Librarianship , '30), Director 
of Libraries of the University of Nebraska, was Head Cataloger 
at the Clark Library, 1936-39, and Head of the Accessions De- 
partment at Berkeley, 1939-Uk. 



Sydney Mitchell was one of those rare career builders who wielded a 
decisive and far-reaching influence on his students. Like a master chess- 
player he would keep his eyes on his men spread out on the chess-board of 
American librarianship, and when he saw a latent opportunity developing, he 
would make his moves, at first slowly, step by step forward or sidewise, and 
then rapidly by large strategic jumps. The student's ambition for himself 
became likewise Mr. Mitchell's. His was the long-range view, and as in his 
iris breeding the goal for each was never lost sight of, no matter what the 
intermediate variations and mutations. In fact one could readily draw a 
striking parallel between the methods he followed in the pursuit of his hobby 
and the techniques and strategems he devised in furthering the professional 
promise of his students. The same characteristics of careful, detailed ob- 
servation, patient experimentation, the application of proper growth media, 
the anticipation (or even provision) of proper climatic conditions, and hope- 
ful enthusiasm that made for success in one field produced results in the 
other. His achievements in two seemingly unrelated fields will always be a 
source of inspiration. 

It was to Mr. Mitchell that one turned for wise counsel, for penetrating 
observation, for stubborn tenacity to first principles, and for a realistic 
appraisal of any given situation. His broad experience, his wide range of 
close personal contacts, his fund of first-hand information, and his star- 
tling Deductions about values, materials and otherwise, were all placed freely 
at the disposal of his students. Some appreciated his sterling qualities and 
some did not, but for those who did Mr. Mitchell's interest knew no bounds. 
In his death American librarianship has lost one of its western giants. 

Homer Halvorson 

Mr. Halvorson (U-C. School of Librarianship , '31), Li- 
brarian of Johns Hopkins University , was formerly Associate 
Librarian at the University of II linoi s , and Reference 
Assistant in the Harvard College Library. 



While perusing the catalogue of the University of California a number 
of years ago, I discovered the courses offered by the School of Librarian- 
ship, and made an appointment with Sydney Mitchell to discuss my interest in 
that field. As was the case with so many others, from that point on I was 
freely given the benefit of Sydney Mitchell's rich experience and kindly 
viewpoint on life. 

He helped me to plan my remaining undergraduate program and counseled 
me during my graduate work. His comments on my professional progress were al- 
ways cogent and stimulating.. They were not only of great help to me but en- 
abled me to help other young people interested in librarianship because of the 
experience I had had in learning from him. Perhaps the most enduring 



professional advice I remember was his emphasis on the fact that library ad- 
ministration was concerned much more with "personal" problems and opportun- 
ities than with "personnel/' This approach has greatly influenced the entire 
pro fession . 

John Mackenzie Cory 

Mr. Cory (U.C. School of Librarianship , '37) has recent- 
ly assumed the posit ion o f Chie f of the Circulation Department 
of the New York Public Library, after a three-year term as Ex- 
ecutive Secretary of the American Library Association, He was 
Associate Librarian on the Berkeley campus from 1945 to 1948- 



To those who knew Sydney Mitchell only casually, perhaps the most vivid 
recol lections of him will revolve around his keen sense of humor , his quick 
appreciation of the ridiculous in si tuat ions or in human beings, his delight in 
a good story, and his ski 1 1 in tel ling one, particularly one illustrating a 
point he wished to make. Those who knew him rather better will think of the 
courage with which he rose above handicaps that would have caused in most men 
a f eel ing of in feriority strong enough to condi tion their whole lives. Sydney 
Mitchell was not unconscious o f hi s handicaps; he simply put them aside, never 
allowing them to in f luence his actions or to interfere with what he wanted to do; 
and because he ignored them, others did the same. I doubt i f anyone talking 
with him for five minutes remained conscious of anything unusual in his appear- 
ance, or of anything but a very keen intelligence, in formed by wi t and wisdom, 
and drawing upon a wide knowledge of men and ideas, and a weal th of experience . 
Going deeper, they would have discovered a pro found charity for those not well 
endowed with intel lee t or personality ; for any underdog, in fact, unless a 
hypocrite, a coward, a four f lusher , or a shirker. For such, he had no use. 

Those privileged to work with him saw still other facets of a many- sided 
character. They came to rely heavily (and here I speak for myself) upon his 
sturdy common- sense, his appreciation of relative values, his ability to think 
things through (and not to act until he had done so), and his ingenuity in de- 
vising ways to deal with problems, the solutions to which were often far from 
simple. He would have made a good chess player. 

Sydney Mitchell was not only a del ight ful companion and a valued and reli- 
able colleague; he was a loyal friend, as I have the best of reasons to know. 
Never a yes-man, when he di sagreed he said so , let the chips fall where they 
might. He was a herd man to best in an argument, as he was pretty sure to have 
thought out his p^s. z tion on the matter in controversy , and he had considerable 
skill in setting fo'th and in defending his position. He respected a hard-hit - 
ting opponent but, he had no use for one who was intellectually dishonest, or 
who would seek unfair advantage. 

The libi'ery profession owes much to Sydney Mitchell, both for his direct 
personal contributions and for those made by librarians trained in the School 
of Librarianship which was so largely his personal creation, who have gone on 
to positions of responsibility and importance. He had a full life and a happy 
one, doing those things he most wanted to do, and leaving upon his chosen pro- 
fession a mark that will not soon be erased . He would not have asked for more. 

Harold L. Leupp 

Mr, Leupp, Librarian Emeritus of the University of Cali- 
fornia, Berkeley , was a student wi th Mr . Mitchell at the New 
York State Library School in Albany. He re tired in 1945 after 
thirty-two year s of distinguished service as Librarian on the 
Berkeley campus. 



We shall remember Sydney Mitchell as he sat in his living room or in the 
sunshine of his garden, talking with us about the important moves in our library 
careers -- and in my case those that had to be made long after I left the li- 
brary field No man was better fitted for the task because no man loved it 
more. And to this love he added an even rarer thing, a mind that went as straight 
as a shaft of light to the heart of the matter, never straying up the side ways 
that so easily lure us of f during times of stress . 

Not that he ever put it that way, plain and quick and all in a neat little 
package that we might carry away unconvinced. He talked around the subject -- 



haphazardly, we thought until we learned to know better -- but in the end every bit 
of reminiscence and fact fitted purposefully into place, and the curved line of the 
discussion led unerringly to the main issues and showed them to us for what they were. 
But he never told us what to do. Quietly and almost without our knowing it, he 
stripped away the unessential and showed us what we had to decide. A true teacher, 
he sent us on our way, with added strength and understanding, to make our choice. 

August Fruge 

Mr. Fruge f(7.C School of Librarianship, '37), Manager of the Publish- 
ing Department of the University of California Press, was formerly Super- 
vising Order Librarian of the California State Library. 

The gleam of confidence in his eye. It sparkled. It was evident clear across 
the room. It led you on. 

With that was the hearty ring of Sydney Mitchell's voice. You liked it. 
You believed in the man. 

Instinctively you knew that he knew books, believed in books, loved books. 
And people. So with that eye and that voice and that man commanding your respect 
and your interest, you went out and did things with books and libraries for your 
people. 

That is Sydney Mitchell to me. 

Willis Kerr 

Mr. Kerr, Librarian Emeritus of CI aremont Colleges, andnow Bibliograph- 
ical Consultant to the Colleges, came to California from Kansas in 1925 to be- 
come Librarian of Pomona College. He was President of the California Library 
Association, 1931-32, andhas long been an inspiring leader among California 
librarians. 

How deeply sat i sfying in these days to have known and learned from this man 
who saw librarianship en ti rely in human terms. Sydney Mitchell demonstrated his 
ideas neither in the self-conscious language of other disciplines nor in forced 
abstractions, but simply and direc tly from a richness of human experience. There 
was much o f what we think of as traditional 'Yankee' wisdom about this Can adi an 
from across the New England border -= di rect and pungent , iconoclastic and 
anecdotal . 

Just as 'Yankee' was his appearance: his ice-blue eyes and red-blond coloring. 

The adj ective salty comes easily to mind; he was tough and honest in his think- 
ing and teaching. One would never say sentimental: yet this simple wisdom was 
raised to higher level s by the warmth of his kindliness and the great reservoirs 
of friendship he offered his students. Two things he taught us, or tried, by 
demonstration -- a continuous and impatient , even explosive , scepticism toward 
all the idols of practice and precept, yet an unlimited loyalty to the job to be 
done. In this way he has his place among the great teachers, in the humane tradition. 

Robert Vosper 

(U.C. School of Librarianship , ' hO) 

Few people realize how much the UCLA Library owes to Sydney Mitchell. He 
was instrumental in the appointment of John E. Goodwin as Librarian in 1923. Again 
in 1938 his influence resulted in the present Librarian' s appointment as a junior 
assistant. A maj ori ty o f the present department heads and administrative offi- 
cers, and many of the staff, are Mitchell men and women. When the full history of 
our first quarter centur vis written, the name ofMitchell will be in and between 
the lines. 

In this generation only Mabel Gillis equalled Sydney Mitchell as a force 
in western librarianship. His power came from rare gifts of intelligence, imag- 
ination, patience, integrity, and courage. From two great sources came hi s 
strength: the earth itself and his wife, Rose , who walked by his side in all that 
he did. Their home in the Berkeley hills was a place of pilgrimage. The lessons 
we learned there, on veranda in spring, by fireside in winter, from this someways 
Socrates-like man, will serve us all the years of our lives. Our successors will 
learn them from us. Thus Sydney Mitchell's influence will not die. 

He was a great gardener in that he made flowers more beautiful, people more 
fruitful. 

Lawrence Clark Powell 

(U.C. School of Librarianship , '37) 



UCLA LIBRARIAN 



UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY 
LOS ANGELES 24, CALIFORNIA 



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Vol. 5 No. 3 



November 9, 1951 



From the Librarian 

Next Tuesday will see the inauguration of the Friends of the UCLA 
Library, a bibl iophil an thropic group of alumni, faculty, and other community 
members, who have come together to help make the Library choicer and more 
useful, as well as bigger. At a meeting in B.A.E. 147 at 2:30 p.m., to which 
all the staff who can be spared are cordially invited, W, W. Robinson will 
introduce Dr. Elmer Belt, distinguished book collector and surgeon, who will 
speak on "The Place of Books in a Busy Life." I will speak on collecting 
research materials last year in Great Britain, and Lindley Bynum will report 
on the year's outstanding gifts, selections from which will be on exhibit in 
Special Collections. 

Matt Weinstock, UCLA '25, popular Los Angeles columnist, and dono^ of 
several of his manuscripts, inspected some of last year's acquisitions on a 
visit to the Library earlier this week. We were joined by Professor Leon 
Howard and James Hakes of the Westwood Bookstore, 

Professor Howard's biography of Melville, recently published by the 
University Press, and Jay Leyda' s massive Melville Log, support English and 
American first editions in a Moby Dick exhibition in the foyer, to commemo- 
rate the publication of Melville's masterpiece one hundred years ago this 
fall. 

Recent book collector visitors to my office include Mr. Henry B. Fernald 
of New York, brother of the late Dr. Grace, and donor of a collection of 
early American textbooks, Mrs. George V. Wright of Hermosa Beach, who brought 
several hundred early American playbills in memory of her daughter Virginia 
Berry Sanborn, and Dr. Marcus Crahan, who was later shown the Biomedical 
Library by Miss Darling and Mr. Vosper. 

Last week Mr. Vosper and John Smith and I met with those members of the 
Acquisitions Department concerned with the purchase and gift of books, to 
examine ways of being more selective. High cost of processing and shortage 
of stacks are the skeletons behind this scrutiny. 

Mr. Vosper and I were in Claremont last week for a meeting with Dorothy 
Drake and Willis Kerr. We also inspected the rapidly rising Honnold Library 
which will serve the needs of Pomona and Claremont colleges. 

A week ago today I was in Bakersfield to speak at a meeting of the 
Southern California teachers of High School English, Kern County chapter, on 
the subject of British bookshops, libraries, and people. 

Next week the Library Council holds its fall meeting in Sacramento and 
Davis. Details in the next issue. 

L.C.P. 



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Personnel Notes 

Helen Jane Schwarz has been appointed Librarian- 1 in the Engineering 
Library, replacing Iris Mason, who has resigned. Miss Schwarz is a graduate 
of the University of Michigan and the Simmons College School of Library 
Science, and has been on the staff of the Los Angeles County Library, the 
Army Library at Camp Cooke, and the Frick Art Reference Library in New York. 

Director of the Law Library Thomas S. Dabagh will be on leave for the 
balance of the academic year to head up a special study project for the 
President's office. In his absence Louis Piacenza will be Acting Law 
Librari an. 

The Fortnight's Visitors 

October 18: Newton Taylor, proprietor o: 
Francisco, visited with John Smith. 




October 27: Friedrich Schneider , Administrative Director of the Uni- 
versity of Cologne, lunched with Dean Dodd and Mr. Horn and toured the Li- 
brary under the latter* s guidance. 

November 1 and 2: Matthew C, Pottinger, Librarian of the Scottish 
Central Library for Students, in Dunfermline, Fife, visited the Library 
during his three-month stay in the United States under Fulbright and 
Carnegie United Kingdon Trust grants, to study American theories and methods 
of inter-library cooperation. His own library acts as headquarters for 
Scottish inter-library cooperation. 

Music Library Record Concerts (Library 6 ) 

Monday, November 1,3- 12-1 p.m. Monday November 19, 12-1 p.m. 

Tchaikovsky: "Swan Lake" (St. Beethoven: Rondo a Capriccio 
Louis Symphony, Golschmann) in G, Op. 129, for piano 

Britten: Fou.r "Sea Interludes" (Schnabel) 

f rpr;, Peter Grimes" (London Beethoven: Fantasia in G 
Symphony, Sargent) minor, Op 77, for piano 

( Schnabel ) 

Thursday, November 15, 1-2 p.m. Ravel: "Gaspard de la Nuit", 
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in for piano (Gieseking) 

C Major, K.467 (Schnabel and Debussy: "Suite Bergamasque", 
London Symphony, Sargent) for piano (Gieseking) 

Bach: Violin and Oboe Concerto 

(Stern, Tabuteau, and Prades 
Festival Orchestra, Casals) 

Board of Editors for Librarianship 

The University of California Press has announced that its present Board 
of Editors for Librarianship is composed of Messrs. J. Periam Danton (Chair- 
man), Donald Coney, Leroy C. Merritt, Robert Vosper, Lawrence Clark Powell, 
and Hugh G. Dick. 

Bulletin Board 

All members of the Library staff are invited to contribute newspaper 
clippings, magazine articles, or announcements of professional interest or 
general informational value to Mr. Moore or Mr. Heron for posting on the 
Official Library Information Board just inside Room 200. This bulletin 
board, it is hoped, will provide increasingly the kind of news of the 



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University and of the library world which it is important for the well- 
informed staff member to have. 

Gifts to the Library 

Harold Lamb has presented to the Department of Special Collections the 
original manuscripts of his Alexander of Macedon; the Journey to World's End 
(Doubleday, 1946), and Suleiman the Magnificent (Doubleday, 195 1 ) „ 

Joseph L. Manki ewic z, of the Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation has 
given the Library, through Professor Kenneth Macgowan, sixteen miscellaneous 
volumes which include eight books of the second series of The Tudor T ~ansla- 
tions and Thomas Boston's The Crok in the Lot, a collection of sermons 
(Glasgow, 1787). 

John 0' Br ten, student assistant in the Reference Department, has pre- 
sented the Department of Special Collections with seven maps once used by 
the United States Government to guide homesteaders westward, among them the 
colored maps of Colton & Co., dated 1879 and 1881- entitled Colton's New 
Mexico and Arizona. 

Regent Edward A. Dickson has given the Library three volumes of news- 
paper clippings labeled Presidential Campaigns : Volume 1; Republican Campaign 
of 1908; Volume 2: Democratic Campaign of 1908; and Volume 3: Conventions of 
1908. 

The Mayor of Bruges, Belgium, was instrumental in having six volumes of 
Gi 1 1 iodtesvan Sveren's Inventaire des Archives de la Ville de Bruges (Bruges, 
1871-85) shipped to the Library. 

Harry Dale, of Los Angeles, has donated to the Department of Special 
Collections the archives of Holmes Bookstore, including 149 letter boxes of 
accounts receivable, paid bills, merchandise paid, orders, publishers 
correspondence, and receipts, 

Rauen Intelligence Now Coming To View 

"-De rauen is swi!5e redi ... and ocJle fules hire fallen bi i !" announced 
the U.K. Liaison Officer in charge of news from UCLA as the Steeple Subcom- 
mittee of the Corvus-Corax- in- the-Cupol a Commission was lowered gently to the 
floor of the Rotunda in the octagonal lift installed at great expense for 
transporting the CLU Raven Expedition to and from the Habitat 

"They will attack men at the nest, also weakly ewes and lambs, ,J added 
Chief Salt Shaker Miriam So Fine, as she was assisted from the malt-brown 
conveyance by the expedition's Acting Ornithologist Martin E. Thomas, repre- 
senting the Cooper Club, of which he is a member in non-flying status,, 

Aside from these bare facts, little is known of the Corvus Corax 
Cupolensis, particularly among members of the expedition, according to Chief 
Bag Holder and Assistant Warden D.W., Heron (sic). They have been sighted in 
flight somewhere in the vicinity of the bronze lightening arrester, and 
identified by their size, color, and conversation, which is variously des- 
cribed as croaking, cawing, barking, or grunting. 

Members of the expedition, after establishing a base camp in the 
vicinity of the South Skylight, ascended with ropes and crampons to the 
alleged eyrie, but were able to find no living specimens, Certain traces of 
past occupancy were collected, however, including a digested silverfish, and 
these will be analyzed by an interdepartmental fact-digesting and coordinat- 
ing committee whose annual report ("Pay Attention!") will be due on November 
15. 

More news anon, no doubt. 

Some Campus People in Westways 

University of California contributors to Westways have just about taken 
over that ever sparkling journal this month with a collection of articles of 
unusual local interest, Leading off is U.B.C Librarian Neal Harlow (with 
sufficient U.-C, blood in him to justify our present classification), who 
tells of his travel by jeep last spring a thousand miles into Lower Califor- 
nia. Professor D, MacKenzie Brown of the Santa Barbara campus gives an 
account of the famous Thompson house, the first in Santa Barbara with a 
shingle roof And Andrew Hamilton. Manager of the Office of Public Informa- 
tion on this campus, has written an appreciative piece on the beloved 
Professor Emeritus Loye Holmes Miller -•- "the world's No 1 psittacine mimic" 
-- one, i.e., who talks to birds. All these, of course, in addition to 
regular contributor L.C.P. 's column, "Of Western Books and Writers." If we 



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needed to pad this roll a bit we could add the name of UCLA-neighbor and mem- 
ber of the committee of the Friends of the UCLA Library, JL Gregg Layne, who 
has contributed No. 19 in his series, "The March of the Mormon Battalion to 
California, 1846-1847" 

Plumb Bob Marks Spot 

Installation of the Circulation Department's long-an ticipated book con- 
veyor has now reached that early destructive stage so familiar to all staff 
members who have lived through the Library's last four years of construction 
and reconstruction, Evidence of this is a set of holes 3/4-inch in diameter 
cutting through the six stack floors between roof and basement, at front and 
rear of the stack area, marking the spots where the ^onveyor belt will ascend 
and descend. Purpose of the hole-boring, according to Miss King, has been to 
ascertain, to plumb-bob accuracy, whether construction of the lift will con- 
flict with any existing installations. 

First actual construction will be the penthouse on the roof of the stack 
in which the belt will pass from rear to front. Before construction can 
actually be carried out within the stack, considerable shifting of book stocks 
in affected areas will have to be done., and some interruptions to service may 
be inevitable. More of this in the next issue. 

Idea and Experiment 

A magazine which will "bring directly from the faculty to the graduates 
of the University of California and the citizens of the State an understand- 
ing of their University at its work of broadening the bounds of knowledge ar. 1 
applying its discoveries to the benefit of society" made is appearance in 
Berkeley in September under the title. Idea and Experiment; A University at 
Work. Its Editors, on the Berkeley, Davis, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara 
campuses of the University, "troubled by the absence of ties between the 
graduates and those . . carrying on teaching and research,'" have sought to 
publish this quarterly report on the ideas and experiments in process in the 
studies and laboratories of the University in a form that would interest the 
general citizen. 

Volume I, Number L a "first experimental issue," contains articles on 
'Bats and the Bevolt Against Beason " 'Pacific Coast Maritime Shipping," "The 
Quick Decline Disease of Citrus in California," and u The Meson, A New 
Particle." CU Librarian Donald Coney is on the board of Advisors; Editors 
for the Los Angeles campus are Harva K, Sprager and Bobert M- Yost of the 
Journalism and Philosophy Departments, 

Idea and Expe - .,/ien *. is published by an independent, non-profit educa- 
tional corporation omposed of a group of faculty-graduates of the Univer- 
sity. Its address is Box 311, Berkeley L Subscription rate is one dollar 
a year, A copy may be seen at the Periodicals Desk 

Campus Chest Drive is Lagging 

Community Chest cont-i but ions have been coming in very slowly this year, 
reports De?in Paul A„ Dodd, Chairman of the Schools and Colleges Division of 
the Chest, "The need of the Community Chest is greater than ever before," he 
reminds us, "We, as workers in the community must be ready to carry our 
share of the cost of its important program," 

John Smith on Important A.L A, Committee 

Appointment of John Smith to the American Library Association's Commit- 
tee on Intellettual Freedom to serve from September 1951 until August 1952, 
has just been announced by the Association, Mr, Smith recently completed a 
term as Chairman of the CL.A ' s Committee of the same name 

The A.L.A Committee was formed in the early ' 40 ' s to serve as a watch- 
dog for the Association in matters of censorship and suppression of books- 
It has encouraged state library associations to form similar committees to 
work at the local level when problems of library censorship arise in isolated 
communities; and it has developed policies and procedures to assist librarians 
to resist outside pressures to regulate or restrict libraries in selecting 
books 

For example the Committee's six-point recommendation on the subject of 
labeling books as "subversive" was incorporated in the California Library 
Association resolution adopted last month at the San Francisco conference in 



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opposition to the suggestion of a Burbank Public Library trustee tha~ certain 
library books be physically labeled as "subversive", Further evidence of the 
Committee's work was printed in the ALA Bulletin, October 1951, in an article 
analyzing the attacks recently made in Ohio and elsewhere on Consume" 
Reports, in which it stated that the case against Consumers Union was ,; at 
best, tenuous and without evidence of subversion. We hope that no library 
will be intimidated by unproved charges against Consumers Union to the point 
where it seems necessary to violate the Library Bill of Rights by banning 
Consumers Union Reports." 

Mr. Smith invites suggestions and assistance from the staff on matters 
which should be brought to the attention of the Committee 

Staff Association Stamp Committee To Declare Dividend (or This Head is 
Longer than What Follows ) 

If you would rate 

As Social Catalyst 
Don ' t hesitate 

Be a philatelist. 



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CARE Packages Going to Korea 



The Library Staff Association is now sending a CARE food package each 
month to the people of Korea- Please keep up your contributions, regularly 

Exhibit of Scandinavian Book Making 

One Hundred Scandinavian Books of 1950 are being shown during November 
in the Library's exhibit cases. Representative of the best Scandinavian 
book making, they have been lent to the Library through Mr Einar Bourman ol 
the Sweden Shop of the Farmers Market, who was also responsible for the 
exhibit of prizewinning Swedish books shown here last year, 

For Spirituous Self-Examination 

There are two kinds of detective stories -- those which are written 
about California and those which are not Presumably, one of our staff 
specialists on crime fiction has suggested, most of the California tales 
were written by script writers in the intervals between bouts of concentra- 
tion on more important things, In any case, the way was clearly enough 
blazed for them by Hammett and Chandler, and perhaps the reason why the 
detective story of today is practically dead on its feet is that the two 
parents have had no children. Chandler's Requiem in Tartan V has already 
been sung by H.A.L. Craig in the BBC's The Listener (September 27, 1951, 
pages 513-5), and though it will strike a discordant note on the heartstrings 
of any true Angeleno or San Franciscan, "The Whisky of Affliction" is 
recommended for spirituous self-examination, 

Associate Librarian's Notes 

I have found it interesting recently to meet a few times with the 
year's crop of newcomers to the Staff -- 28 in all, 10 of them library 
school trained. My intention was to welcome them to the Library and then 
orient them in the ways of the University and the Library. However, it is 
likely chat I received more orientation than they, for I learned something 
about most of them and found considerable pleasure in trying again to say 
what it is we're up to here„ I tried to tell them in particular that we 
want, and I'm sure we have, a staff that is friendly and gracious to all 
comers, intelligently and efficiently helpful, and devoted to education and 
public service. 

At later meetings they will hear something in detail about the personnel 
pattern and about such useful programs as those of C-S.E.A., the Staff 
Association, and the like- 
Responsibility for more detailed orientation in the location and opera- 
tion of the various departments and branches of the Library is then left 
with the individual departments. The Staff Association, with its program, 
plays an important part also in giving the newcomers the feel of the place- 



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On his way across the count y Professor A H Dodd- Head of the History 
Department of the University College of North Wales was told chat he would 
probably find at UCLA the book he wanted -- something about Welsh rebels, 
published by a local firm When our Professor Dyer brought our first Welsh 
visitor in, I was glad to be able to say that the report had been true, for 
by chance I had just noticed in Gabe Cosacco's shelves in the receiving room 
an elegant red volume just published by Ward Ritchie, entitled The Rebellious 
Welsh. Fast help from Acquisitions and Special Collections staff ran the 
book down before the end of Professor Dodd' s short visit 

Last Friday several of us watched the first steel :olumn go into place 
for the new Medical Center Building, which, in its Biomedical Library, will 
contain one of the most ambitious of our Branch Library programs Friday 
evening Miss Darling and my wife and I attended the banquet honoring the new 
Medical School and the class of 28 students The banquet was sponsored by 
the Society for the History of Medical Science, Dr Herbert Evans of 
Berkeley spoke on "A New Era in Medical Science," 

His talk contained a strong plea for the Medical School to avoid the 
dangers inherent in the increasing separation of the basic sciences nvol /ed 
in medicine, and a strong plea for the students to undertake a eon;er ,ed 
program during their professional lives to get the humanistic education that 
their universities, undergraduate and graduate, probably fail to provide 
He indicated that a great medical man must know also man's spirit, his hopes, 
and his fears that are best illustrated in great writing or other great art, 
I thought how well the Biomedical Library can aid in this noble program 

Following this, Dr, Elmer Belt, who so wonderfully illustrates the 
success of such a program as Dr Evans proposed, presented to the Biomed _.^al 
Library for a group of donors, a portrait of Sir William Osier made by 
handsomely whi te- bearded Seymour Thomas, of Montrose, who in this had made a 
replica of his famous earlier Osier portrait done from life We plan to 
hang it in the main Library for the time being I very gingerly tarried it 
off in my car that evening, helped by my wife and two humanistically = 
inclined medical students. 

Last Thursday Messrs- Heron and Collison joined me on a trip to Edwin 
Castagna' s Long Beach Public Library where with Ed Coman of Riverside and 
Marco Thome of San Diego we laid general plans for a U C School of Li- 
brarianship Alumni Institute to be held here probably on December 15 

Ye sterday , with Professors Brandt, Macgowan and Wahlgren I lunched with 
Mr Sigurd Evensma, distinguished Norwegian journalist and writer. 

Of the considerable amount of recent discussions of the battle of books 
versus the other -uo-called "Media of Mass Communications", the most thought- 
ful, refreshing a»nd well-written one - - in my opinion -- appears in a thin 
pamphlet recently published by the London School of Economics and Political 
Science, entitled "Heading and Listening ' : , by T S R Boase, President of 
Magdalen College I hope it will be reported widely or republished in this 
country so t^at many can read it Our copy has just arrived, 

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Volume 5 Number 4 



November 23. 1951 



From the Librarian 

The fall meeting of the 
in Sacramento, and Davis, was 
(Riverside), Coney (Berkeley) 
Barbara), Holleman (La Jolla) 
and Vasilevskis (Mt. Hamilton 
library education, the relati 
mittees, Davis Conference res 
libraries, summer session bud 
at which personnel problems w 
second Unified Annual Report 

Two sessions were held a 
Carma Zimmerman was our dinne 
Library the newly appointed 1 
were hosts at buffet luncheon 
followed by a library staff t 
campus executive officer, J, 
Fred Wemmer picked me up afte 
dinner with the Wemmers I cau 

Such is a bare outline o 
Difficult to record is the va 
changes between nine dispaiat 
ships, and the excitement and 
great university. 



Library Council, 
attended by Mes 
, Danton (Librar 
, Powell (Los An 
) . I terns di scus 
ons of head libr 
olutions (1950) 
geting, and the 
ill be a maj or it 
as drafted by Mr 
t the Hotel Sena 
r guest After 
ibrar i an , J Ric 
A tour of the 
ea and a talk on 
Price Gittingei- 
rward and we cal 
ght the night tr 
f the first meet 
lue, at least to 
e minds, the ric 
pride of being 



held last Thursday and Friday 
srs. Blanchard (Davis), Coman 
y School), Davidson (Santa 
geles), Sj nders (San Francisco) 
sed included library salaries, 
arians to campus advisory corn- 
on relationship of intra-campus 
spring meeting Vset for La Jolla) 
em. The Council completed the 
. Horn, and it has gone to press, 
tor, after which State Librarian 
a morning session in the Davis 
hard Blanchard and Mrs. Blanchard 

new Men's dormitory was 

the Davis development plan by 
Sacramento County Librarian 
led on Miss Gillis, and after 
ain home, 
ing of the Council's 7th year, 

this member, of the sharp ex- 
h overtones of human relation- 
united in common service of a 



I am b-eathing easier now that the Friends of the UCLA Library is a 
success. Membership approaches the two hundred mark 

The first keepsake is a Ward Ri tchie=designed printing of the addresses 
given in 1950 at the dedication of the Department of Special Collections. 

Seven years of groundwork underlay the launching which occurred on 
Friends Day last week. I want to acknowledge the solid preparation done 
last year by Messrs. Vosper and Harlow, the work of the Special Collections 
staff, of Miss Bradstreet, and of President WW. Robinson and Secretary Ma j 1 
Ewing, in this month's culmination of many months of planning. 



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" Friends of the Library" Given Start in Life 



Ceremonie s which ma~ked the establishme 
Library were held on the campus on the after 
Just about a year earlier, the University Li 
ment of Special Collections, in which well-e 
for the care of unusual groups of materials 
and music. Since the Library has now acquir 
handling especially valuable items, it has b 
collections as, for example, the literary es 
Tully; and of the manuscripts of California 
Peter Viertel '40, Paul Wellman, Edwin Corle 
Veer, Matt Weinstock '25, and Idwal Jones, 



nt of the Friends of the UCLA 
noon of Tuesday, November 13. 
brary had opened its new Depart., 
quipped quarters were provided 
-- rare books, manuscripts, maps, 
ed these model facilities for 
ecome the repository for such 
tates of Franz Werfel and Jim 
authors, including Irving Stone, 
'28, Ed Ainsworth, Judy van der 



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Last week's program, therefore, gave recognition to this recent strik- 
ing growth of the Library as an important center for useful research in the 
dynamic southern California region, and served to announce to its friends 
that the Library is determined to promote its program of collecting and pre- 
serving materials more vigorously than ever, To do so, this independent 
organization has been formed, through which members will contribute annual 
dues of $6 00. which will be used to build up a reserve fund to enable the 
Library to purchase special materials for which regular library appropria- 
tions are insufficient. Members of the Friends will enjoy Library privi- 
leges, and will receive copies of Library publications and keepsakes and 
invitations to special events on the Westwood campus and at the Clark Li- 
brary 

Mr, Powell, the afternoon's first speaker to be introduced by chairman 
W.W Robinson, told of his year just concluded of intensive searching in the 
British Isles for books which he sent back to the UCLA Library, Paying 
tribute to the work of his predecessor, the late John E, Goodwin, in build- 
ing soundly the basic reference and research collections without which the 
Library could not assume its place as the center of research on campus, Mr, 
Powell showed the importance of his acquisition in Europe of this record 
quantity of materials which will enrich these collections and provide more 
bountifully for the needs of scholars. The housing of such important col- 
lections of books in the UCLA Library, many of them formerly reposing in 
private libraries abroad, will for the first time, he pointed out. make them 
available for public use. 

Dr Elmer Belt, renowned as surgeon and bibliophile, who founded the 
excellent Library of Vinciana in Los Angeles, then spoke on "The Place of 
Books in a Busy Life" giving evidence to his audience of Friends of the many 
ways in which the love of books and faithful application to them will add to 
one's true pleasures and understanding as can no other pursuits. 

Closing this dedicatory program, Lindley Bynum, Special Assistant to 
the President, spoke of some of the notable gifts received by the Library 
during the past year, The guests of the day then adjourned to the Library 
to see the special exhibits arranged in honor of the new Friends group.. 

Visitors to the Library 

Novembe~ 5; M". Kokan Yasuma, of Tokyo. President of the Japanese 
Association for Childhood Education, visited the University Elementary 
School Library, 

Novembs- 12: J.Zif Jarmann Wilhelmssn, Professor of English at the 
Bergen College ^f Commerce, Norway (1947-1949), Cultural Attache with the 
Norwegian Embassy in London (1946-1949). and since 1949, Director of the 
University o f Bergen, visited UCLA during his stay in the United States, 
studying University administration and buildings, 

Novemftter 1U: Mrs, B. J. Edwa~ds, en route from the University of 
Auckland, New Zealand, to England, stopped in to see Professor Clinton N, 
Howard ^f the UCLA History Department, Mrs, Edwards's husband is professor 
of Geography at Nottingham University, where Professor Howard has spent the 
past year 

November 19: Mr, Salab Latavalya, Secretary General of Chulalongkorn 
University, at Bangkok, Thailand, visited the Library during his one day on 
campus Mr Latavalya is spending four months in the United States under 
the State Department's Leader Specialist program. He spoke with pleasure of 
having met Mrs. Frances Spain, of U.S.C's Library School, in Bangkok, as 
she had arrived there on her Fulbright lectureship two weeks before he had 
left for this country. 

Fall Conference of College Librarians 

New lib^a-y developments in the field of the state- supported colleges 
in this region will be the subject for discussion at the Fall Meeting of the 
Conference of College, University, and Research Libraries of Southern 
California, next Friday afternoon, November 30,, at 3:30, at the Los Angeles 
State College The host for the program, Beverley Caverhill. Librarian of 



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the State College, will appear on the afternoon panel discussion with Edwin 
T. Coman, Jr., Librarian on the LLC. campus at Riverside, and Charles J. 
Boorkman, Librarian of the Long Beach State College. All three of the 
colleges they represent are post-World War II institutions, established to 
further the State of California's ;lans for meeting more adequately its 
rapidly growing needs for higher education . Development of adequate library 
resources in these colleges is a topic of particulai interest at this time. 

There will be a dinner at 6 o'clock at the Student Union Building of 
the Los Angeles City College, on the same campus, at which Assistant Pro- 
fessor of English Frederick B. Shroyer of the State College will talk on 
"Myths, Magic, and the Bug-Eyed Monster" -- a subject that will presumably 
touch on science fiction. 

Further details of the meeting are posted on the Information Board in 
Room 200. Beservations for the dinner must be received by Miss Dorothy G 
Armstrong, of the State College Library by Wednesday, the 28th, 

Catalogers Meet in Pasadena 

UCLA catalogers journeyed to Pasadena on Wednesday evening, November 14, 
for the fall meeting of the Los Angeles Begional Group of Catalogers, After 
dinner at the Athenaeum, the 100 some members and guests moved to the 
Pasadena City College Library to hear remarks by Miss Alice Charlton of the 
Stanford University Library, chairman of the A, LA, Division of Cataloging 
and Classification's Committee on Begional Groups, reports by Mrs Marie 
Warner of the Los Angeles Public Library and Miss Hazel Dean of the U-S.C. 
School of Library Science, and an interesting program arranged by Mrs,, Helen 
I. Simpkins of the Pasadena Public Library, 

Miss Hester Pot, visiting cataloger from The Hague {at present an unof- 
ficial member of the Pasadena Public Library staff) read a paper on the li- 
braries in her country, and on Dutch cataloging procedures, with remarks on 
the rules of entry and on the trials of working on a subject catalog without 
a master list of subject headings, Rudolf Engelbarts, drawing on his last 
year's experiences as an exchange cataloger, spoke on Yale and its great li- 
brary -- its history, architecture, fields of specialization, treasures, 
acquisitions, and procedures,, Herman Smith, Librarian of the Pasadena City 
College Library, then showed the film he had made on how to use a library -- 
of interest for its use of animated keys, arrows, books, catalog trays, and 
cards. 

Acknowledgement by Jay Leyda 

"In its earliest stages", writes Jay Leyda in the Introduction to his 
Melville Log (Harcourt, Brace, 1951), '"this project had three godfathers, 
men who were so entertained by the unorthodoxy of the approach that they gave 
me kinds of encouragement that I can never thank them enough for. These 
amused benefactors were Lawrence Clark Powell, Harry Levin, and Leon Howard, 
They suggested new directions for digging, thrust new sources at me. They 
all encouraged my most foolhardy proposal = - to create a pool of Melville 
information, and to offer this pool to all who would toss their bits into it." 

Mr. Leyda also expresses thanks for assistance to the staffs at the 
National Archives, the Boston Public Library, the New York Historical 
Society, the American Antiquarian Society, the Berkshire Athenaeum, the 
Huntington Library, the Library of the University of California at Los 
Angeles, and the whaling museums at New Bedford and Nantucket, 

Special Gift 

Among the gifts to the Library announced at the opening meeting of the 
Friends of the UCLA Library was the manuscript draft of Paul Jordan-Smith's 
Nomad, presented by Jacob Zeitlin, our bookseller neighbor of La Cienega 
Boulevard, and longtime friend of the Library. The presentation was 
appropriately made to P. J. -Smith's son, Wilbur Jordan Smith, who is now, of 
course, in charge of the department which will have responsibility for the 
manuscript's safekeeping. Nomad was published in New York in 1925 by 
Minton, Balch, & Co. 



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Note on the Hanging of Sir William Osier Over the Stack Entrance 

"I'm glad," memoed a Loan Division staffer to his chief. l! to see Sir 
William in his rightful place* - - you know. I think that you should inform 
the staff that now everybody can see the guy that said, 'with half an hour's 
reading in bed every night as a steady practice the busiest man can get a 
fair education before the plasma sets in the perigangl ionic spaces of his 
gray cortex ' " 

Visitors to the Agriculture Reference Library 

In Sep tember : R.B. Joube^t, Officer in Charge of the Plant Breeding 
Section, Pretoria Horticultural Research Institute, in the Union of South 
Africa, brought greetings from Calvin Strydom, former graduate student in 
the College 

In Octobe~: D~ . D.O* Nor-is, of the Division of Plant Industry (Micro- 
biology/ of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, 
Canberra, Australia, and a former colleague of Professor Bald, visited the 
Library with the particular question in mind as to which Commonwealth publi- 
cations in his field of interest we are receiving After seeing the Agri- 
culture Library, and visiting the Serials Section and the 6th and 7th levels 
of the stacks in the main Library, he was convinced. Miss Gerard reports, 
that we receive all of them, 

Hebrew University of Jerusalem Honored 

At a recent luncheon given in honor of Dr. Bernard Cherrick, Director 
of the Department of Information and Organization of the Hebrew University 
of Jerusalem, John Smith joined members of the University administration and 
faculty as guests of the UCLA chapter of the Intercollegiate Zionist Federa- 
tion of America to hear Dr. Cherrick give an informal account of the history 
of the University and its present contribution to Israel. It is worthy of 
note that the Hebrew University began by developing staff and research 
facilities many years before courses were offered; work was open first to 
graduate students onl>, and undergraduates have been admitted only in very 
recent years- It is also worthy of note, and an interesting coincidence that 
our Gift and Exchange section prepared a shipment of a large number of dupli- 
cate volumes for the Hebrew University of Jerusalem just abour_ a month ago 
at the request of Abnott Kaplan, of the Institute of Industrial Relations 
and University Extension. 

Staff Association '.'eeting 

The Novembe- 26 meeting of the Library Staff Association will feature 
noted Melvillfc scholar and Professor of English Leon Howard, who will talk 
about research experiences in writing his recently published He-man Melville, 
A Biog-aphy, 4:00 p.m., Staff Room, 

Music Library Record Concerts (Library 6) 

Monday, November 26, 12-1 p.m. Monday, Decembe- 3, 12=1 p.m. 

Verdi: ft La Traviata": Act I, Brahms: Symphony No. 4. vBoston 

complete . t,La Scala) Symphony, Koussevitsky ) 

'Treasury of Immortal Perform- Weber; " Concertstiick ," 

mances: The Golden Age (Casadesus; orchestra 

at the Metropolitan." conducted by Bigot) 

Thursday, November 29, 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Decembe- 6, 1-2 p.m. 

Schubert: "Die Winterreise ," Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5. 

(Hans Hotter, Baritone) A major. K. 219. (Heifetz & 

Sibelius: Pohjola's Daughter ' London Philharmonic, 

(Symphonic Fantasia) Barbirolli, 

(London Symphony, Kajanus) 

Hindemith; s; Nobil i ssima Visione" 
(Concert Suite, ( Phi ladelphi a 
Orchestra, Ormandy) 



His portrait, recently presented to the Medical School, will hang in the Li- 
brary pending completion of the Medical Center ( see UCLA L i b-anan, November 9). 



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Corvus Corax Explaine d 

Following the heroic and enterprising work of the CLU Raven Expedition, 
mounted and egged on by the Steeple Subcommittee (as reported in the November 
9 Librar ian) , it is gratifying to be able to give our readers at long last 
the following authoritative report on those high-flying monsters, prepared by 
our contact man in the Zoology Department, Thomas R, Howell, curator of the 
Dickey Ornithological Collection, transmitted through proper channels to the 
Bureau of Raven Investigation, a division of the Corvus-Corax- in~Cupol a Corn- 
mi ssion : 

Dear Bureau: 

The birds in the Library belfry are indeed ravens (Corvus 
corax), and they came from the mountains and desert to the east. 
Most of them will probably go back in the spring., They are 
pretty big for dickie birds and much too big for Dickey birds as 
they would take up a lot of room in our already crowded cases 
One reason for their visit to the campus is to raid pigeon nests, 
and pigeons might become all too abundant if the ravens didn't 
eat the eggs. Which would you rather have sitting on your pallid 
bust of Pallas, a raven in the winter or a pigeon all year 'round? 

Not Yet the Finale 

We heard the heartening news last Friday that the Board of Regents, by 
a vote of 12 to 5, had reaffirmed its October decision to drop the long- 
contested loyalty affidavit requirement for the faculty and other University 
employees. It is too soon, however, to consider the matter closed, for the 
important decision of the California Supreme Court as to the constitutional- 
ity of the requirement is still pending. Upon this decision rests the solu- 
tion of the difficult problem of what retroactive action can be taken re- 
garding the members of the faculty who were dropped from the payroll because 
they could not agree to the principle of the loyalty statement 

This decision is expected before the end of the year. If the Regents' 
special oath is found to have been unconstitutional in the first place, as 
the Third District Court of Appeals ruled last April,, we may still hope that 
the affected faculty group may be given an option of returning to their 
former positions on the University's campuses. 

A recent strong statement on loyalty oaths, incidentally, is that by 
Howard Mumford Jones, in the Autumn issue of The American Scholar. Profes- 
sor Jones, of the English Department at Harvard, declined an appointment to 
the UCLA Summer Session faculty in 1950, it will be remembered, in protest 
against the special oath. It is entitled 'Do you Know che Nature of an 
Oath?" 

Foley Visits Vancouver 

William /4. Foley,, who heads our U.C Press bindery operation in Santa 
Monica, returned recently from a visit to the University of British 
Columbia, where, at U.B.C Librarian Neal Harlow's invitation, he surveyed 
the University" s bindery procedures and problems, leaving behind a series of 
recommendations . Mr. Foley reports that the bindery at U B.C. is an 
integral part of the Library organization and that work is accomplished 
within the Library building. 

Associate Librarian' s Notes 

Plans are well along for the Workshop sponsored by the U C. School of 
Librari anship and its Alumni Association. If it is as successful as the 
initial one which I attended at International House in Berkeley a year ago 
I'll certainly be pleased., This one will consider "Problems in The Use and 
Handling of Special Library Materials." At the morning general session 
there will be three speakers representing readers: Carl Bohman, Librarian 
of the Hollywood Bowl, on musical scores; Assistant Professor of Speech 
Daniel Vandraegen of our English Department, on recordings, and Geology 
Department Chairman William Putnam, on maps, 

Margaret Girdner, President of the Alumni Association, will speak at 
the luncheon, as will representatives from the School of Librari an ship. The 
afternoon will be given to continuous demonstrations of equipment and method 
in the Map Boom. Photographic Service, Music Library., and the Special Col- 
lections Reading Room. 



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The public announcement will be out soon, and I am hoping that it, will 

interest a number of people, whether LLC. Alumni or not, for it is intended 

for generalists rather specialists. The date is December 15. 

The registration fee, including luncheon, will be $2 50 

One day last week Mr, Horn and I sat in on one of Mrs, Vaughan's story 
hours in the University Elementary School Library. It was great fun, and 
Mrs. Vaughan says she's always glad to have visitors. Give her a call if 
you're interested. The teacher of the A-5 class we visited happened to be 
Miss Charlotte Crabtree, a one-time student assistant in the U-E.S, Library. 

Wednesday I met at the Public Library with Willis Kerr of Claremont 

College, Lewis Stieg, the U.S.C. Librarian, and City Librarian Harold Hamill 

to work over a special project being dreamed up for the Regional Cooperation 
Program, 

1950-51 Annual Reports for the University and Clark Libraries will be 
on hand next week. Copies can be had from the Administrative Office. I can 
assure you that the information therein is interesting, for that came from 
many of you. I'm not so sure about the style, however, for much of the 
writing was done by the icy river in Tuolumne Meadows last August, where the 
distractions were many and pleasant, 

These are No~wegian-American days, Mr. Sigurd Evensmo had hardly left 
a week or so ago, when Professor Leif Wilhelmsen, Administrative Director of 
the new University of Bergen, Norway, arrived. Then last Friday I talked 
with Mr, Johan Norvick, whose sister Elisabeth, a junior member of the Uni- 
versity of Oslo Library staff, hopes to visit this country in 1952. She 
sent words of greeting from her colleague Johannes Bygstad, who visited us 
last spring, and from Dr. Wilhelm Munthe. renowned Director of the Oslo Uni- 
versity Library, 

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Volume 5 Number 5 



December 7, 1951 



From the Librarian 

This afternoon the Student Library Committee and Mr. Quinsey are meeting 

in my office. One purpose is to allow the members to question me first-hand 

on library matters of concern to our largest single group of users -- the 
students, 

Tomorrow morning I am speaking at a meeting in Beverly Hills of the 
School Library Association, Southern California Chapter. I gave the same 
talk on Monday in San Francisco to the Roxburghe Club, presided over this 
year by the Bancroft Library's Director, George P. Hammond, and also last 
week to the Twilight Club of Pasadena, whose program committee is headed by 
Robert 0- Schad of the Huntington Library. Next week's schedule includes 
the Bruin Women's Club of Westwood. 

Last Monday Dr. Issa Sadig, of Teheran, Senator in the Iranian parlia- 
ment and Chairman of the Fulbright committee in Iran, visited the Library in 
company with Harold Lamb, both expressing great interest in a collection of 
Omar Khayam in many languages recently acquired from an English dealer, 

Some other recent visitors to my office: Vice-President Claude Hutchin- 
son, head of the University's statewide College of Agriculture; Mrs Milford 
Zornes of Claremont, who brought news of her painter husband in Greenland, 
and who was later shown the Library by Mr. Heron; Hubert Creekmore, poet and 
translator and fellow of the Huntington Hartford Foundation; State Librarian 
Carma R. Zimmerman; Messrs, W. W. Robinson, J. Gregg Layne, and Majl Ewing, 
the executive committee of the Friends of the UCLA Library. 

On a recent local bookhunt I found several 17th century English imprints 
of unusual rarity, including a travel book by William Lithgow and a book of 
poetry by John Quarles, son of Francis, the great emblem writer. As a 
result of my visit last spring to Dublin the Clark Library has just received 
a microfilm of the Wilde and Wildeana manuscripts in the National Library of 
I re 1 and , 

In times of trouble books and friends are two great solacers. To the 
latter, and the staff in particular, I am indebted for their heartwarming 
demonstration of loyalty and affection. 



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Personnel 



Don Paul has resigned as Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation 
Department. 

Francine Germain has joined the Catalog Department as Typist Clerk. She 
attended Los Angeles City College, and has been employed by Blue Cross. 



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Staff Notes 

Miss Allerding has received a request from the A.L.A. to send five copies 
of her article, 'Integration of Library Service,.." (Journal of Engineering 
Education, December 1950) to the Japan Library School sponsored by SCAP in 
Tokyo, Requests for this article have also come from England and Nova Scotia; 
and she was asked by a librarian in Sweden for a copy of another recent article 
of hers in Special Libraries . 

Helen Jane Jones has recently been in touch with a teacher of remedial 
reading who became interested in the possibility of using postage stamps in her 
instruction, after seeing Miss Jones's philatelic exhibit in last summer's 
hobby show in the Library, The interest in philately has led to puppetry (also 
for use with remedial reading students), and Miss Jones says she understands 
that over in Pasadena, as a result, two marionette brothers, Poco and Panto, 
ha.ing first appeared as Egyptians, are making their way, Alley Oop-like, down 
through history, being reincarnated from time to time as they head for Modern 
Times. 

Rudolf Engelbarts talked informally on November 27 to Professor Hagge's 
Goethe seminar on the Yale collection of German literature. 

Adventures with New Colleges 

Library pioneering in the new state- supported colleges in southern Cali- 
fornia, at Riverside, Long Reach, and Los Angeles was the subject of last 
Friday's symposium presented by the Conference of College, University, and 
Research Libraries of Southern California, on the campus of the Los Angeles 
State College of Applied Arts and Sciences, The multitude of problems 
encountered in organizing completely new libraries in these recently established 
colleges, and the energetic and often ingenious ways they were solved furnished 
the theme for the three librarians speaking for their institutions, 

Edwin T Coman, Jr. first described the plans for his liberal arts college 
library on the University of California's Riverside campus, which hopes to be 
able to start construction soon on a permanent building. No students are yet 
enrolled in the college, hut building of the library collection is well under 
way. Charles J, Roorkman then told of his work several years ago in starting 
the library at the Los Angeles State College, and later that of the Long Reach 
State College, where some 1800 students are now in attendance in temporary 
buildings. His account of operations in Long Reach included stories of the 
early days of the College in its first temporary con verted- apartment setting 
and of the unconventioi jl moving job which carried the library's books to the 
new campus sice inside a temporary building which now forms part of its present 
quarters. 

The present LA. State College Librarian. Reverley Caverhill, then further 
described progress at that Library, and special problems on his campus which 
also houses the huge Las Angeles City College. Visiting librarians later had a 
chance to insnec. the State College Library in its three temporary buildings; 
and UCLA librarians noted with particular interest the well-ordered reference 
room, presided p ever by our former serials librarian, Mrs, Marjorie Riggam 
Gardner. 

Preceding the three librarians' talks, Dr. Chester R Milham. Vice Presi- 
dent of the Los Angeles State College, described the program of the State 
colleges (those under the State Roard of Education) in California's scheme of 
higher education. Following the program, dinner was served in the Student 
Union, and Assistant Professor of English Frederick R. Schroyer, of L AS.C, , 
spoke entertainingly of the "Rug-Eyed Monster", science fiction. 

Staff Party 

There'll be a chance to wish your co-workers a Merry Christmas at the 
modest staff party on Thursday, December 20, 

According to social committee plans, staff contributions will go toward 
purchase of a turkey dinner, a Christmas tree, and gifts for the Staff 
Association's adopted family. And, to help decorate the tree, will you bring 
an ornament? asks said committee. 

Watch the bulletin board for further details. 



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Visitors to the Library 

November 17: The California Chapter of the College English Association 
held its fourth semi-annual meeting on the UCLA campus, following which a 
group of about 30 members visited the Library under the guidance of Professor 
Majl Ewing and Wilbur J. Smith. 

November 19: Wouter Nijhoff, of the bookselling firm of Martinus Nijhoff, 
in The Hague, visited the Library and lunched with Professor Hussey and John 
Smith. On the 21st Mr. Nijhoff visited the Clark Library with Mr. Powell 

November 23: Ferr is S.Randal I , serials librarian at the Stanford Univer- 
sity Library, visited the Library and discussed serials matters with Refer- 
ence and Acquisitions people, 

November 27: Mrs. Carmen S. Batara, of Saint Williams College, in Laoag, 
Ilocos Norte Province, Luzon, Philippines, was shown the Library by Miss 
Lodge. Mrs. Batara is en route to the University of Chicago, where she will 
attend the Graduate Library School under a scholarship. She was accompanied 
by Miss Nena F. Binstol of Manila who is now working for a teaching creden- 
tial at UCLA. 

The Senate Committee's Hearing 

Among the que st ions the California Senate Interim Committee on Educa- 
tion raised, in its interrogation of Mr. Powell a week ago last Tuesday, 
were whether the recent Reference Department exhibit on problems of public 
education was biased or one-sided in its treatment of the controversy in the 
Pasadena schools, and whether such possible bias would not tend to dis- 
courage students from entering the teaching profession. The answer to the 
first question, in addition to impromptu replies by Mr. Powell as to whether 
attention should be called to controversial issues ("Yes -- I believe it is 
a librarian's function to call attention to both or all sides of all con- 
troversial issues") was contained in the statement prepared before the hear- 
ing, which described the purposes of the Reference Department's exhibits and 
the manner in which they are prepared. This statement was introduced into 
the record of the hearing, with its appended lists of publications shown in 
the exhibit and of exhibits that have been shown in the main reading room 
during the past year, 

''The general principle followed in selecting publications 
for exhibit," the statement says, in part, "is that of display- 
ing the writings of well-informed and conscientious writers 
which appear in publications generally believed by competent 
scholars to adhere to high standards of honesty in reporting 
facts and in their presentation of opinions, through their 
con tributor s 

"The Library aims through these exhibits to fulfill an 
educational function in presenting materials which will provide 
students and faculty with the facts on a subject and with a 
variety of opinions by reputable writers. When controversial 
subjects are touched on, an effort is made to present opinions 
from a number of viewpoints, in order to offer as wel 1 ~ bal anced 
a set of views as possible. 

"Publications exhibited are always identified clearly as 
to the title of the periodical from which an article is shown 
or the publisher of a pamphlet so that the source of the 
information or of opinions expressed can be known.'' 

The only suggestion the Committee made as to a specific publication 
that might have presented another side of the Pasadena controversy was the 
Senate Committee's own report of last April on "Education in Pasadena'' It 
was agreed that this would not have been out of place if it had been added 
to the articles from the Saturday Review of Literature , the Harvard Educa- 
tional Review, the New York Herald Tribune, The Reporter, the National 
Education Association Journal, the New York Times Magazine , and other items 
in the exhibit. 



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As for the Committee's concern over possible hostility on the part of 
the University of California toward the teaching profession (Senator Dilworth 
having quoted figures which showed that the state university furnishes only 
8 out of every 100 new teachers in California -- fewer, he said, than are 
furnished by private and state colleges), Mr. Powell answered by citing 
figures published in California Schools for May 1950 which showed that UCLA 
had furnished in that year more qualified candidates for teaching credentials 
than any other institution in California -- 200 more, in fact, than the next 
institution, the University of Southern California Clearly, more than one 
interpretation of data was being made of statistics on this matter. And re- 
garding the effect of the exhibit on students who might be considering 
entering the teaching profession, Mr. Powell remarked that he felt the dis- 
play "would stimulate students to think, rather than intimidate them." 

A good account* of the proceedings, and probably the most complete 
reporting of questions and answers which will be made short of the Commit- 
tee's own reports some weeks hence, may be found in the Westwood Hills Press 
for Thursday, November 29. 

Bill of Rights Exhibit 

The bulletin board in the Reference Room is now featuring periodical 
articles and pamphlets in observance of Bill of Rights Week, beginning next 
Monday. 

Clark Library Notes 

Professor Clinton Howard, recently returned from his year in England, 
is again holding his seminar in British History (16401750) at the Clark 
Library one afternoon each week. This semester's group, with 14 graduate 
students, is unusually large. 

Several other groups have held single meetings at the Clark Library 
this fall, including six graduate students of Professor Pauline Anderson's 
Baroque Music class at U.S.C. , and Professor Robert Nelson's Music Biblio- 
graphy seminar of 17 graduate students. 

Mrs. Elsie Leach, who received her doctorate in English at UCLA last 
June, is surveying the Clark Library's recently acquired Harmsworth Collec- 
tion of 17th & 18 t>h century books and pamphlets, under a Ford Foundation 
Fellowship for research on religious poetry of the 17th century. 

Associate Librarian's Notes 

Last Friday brought two particularly interesting visitors. Mrs, Mok 
showed the Library to Dr. T.L. Yuan, one-time Director of the National Li- 

~>f the Stanford Research Institute, 




Harold Hamill showed me the largest cake I've ever seen when he showed 
me through his very effective displays celebrating the 25th anniversary of 
the Los Angeles Public Library central building. The cake, a gift of a 
well-known local baking firm, almost dwarfed the great rotunda. Around it 
were exhibits of books, manuscripts, and recordings bought with gift funds or 
presented as gifts, and fine photographic panel exhibits about the Public 
Library's services, buildings, and history. The gem of the anniversary pro- 
gram is the handsome booklet "A Public Library Grows", a copy of which I 
brought back for our bulletin board. It was written by our bibliographical 
friend, Armine Mackenzie. 

*Written by Jack Howard, a student in the Graduate Department of 
Journalism, who also reported for the California Sun. "America's Weekly Daily" 
published by the UCLA journalism students. Mr. Howard is a former Editor of 
the Daily Californian on the Berkeley campus; and his wife is a member of 
our Engineering Library staff. 



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Monday morning I met with a Music Department committee to talk over 
matters of library service with music. 

Tuesday noon I met with a faculty committee working toward a Faculty 
Club on Campus. 

At the monthly dinner meeting of the Zamorano Club this Wednesday I was 
pleased to introduce Professor R.C. Rudolph, who told the group about his 
book buying foray into China two years ago. 

R. V. 



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Friend Shippey Comes Through 

From former Times columni st Lee Shippey has come the following note: 

299 Toyon Road, Sierra Madre, Nov. 26 

Dear Friends of the UCLA Library: 

I'm ashamed to say that in the turmoil of becdming a 
political candidate, a most unnerving experience for one 
as young and amateurish as I am, I completely overlooked 
a chance to honor Larry Powell and hear Elmer Relt and 
join the Friends on Nov. 13. Rut if memory serves me there 
was something in the invitation which said one could con- 
tribute $6, even if he didn't attend, The letter has now 
vanished from my storm-tossed desk, on which even a pair of 
boots might be lost among the papers and not found for 
years, but I have just come on the stamped envelope for 
reply -- we Scots never throw away a stamp -- and trusting 
my memory is correct, here is my check for the $6. I hope 
my good friends Rill Robinson, Rob Campbell, Glen Dawson, 
et al, will forgive me. Retter cash the check quickly. 
It may not be good next week. 

Sincerely, 

Lee Shippey 



Special Staff Meeting 

Rudolf Engelbarts will tell about his exchange year at Yale, and 
Robert Colli son will comment on English and American librarianship , at a 
special meeting of the staff, in the Staff Rooms, next Thursday, December 13, 

at 4 p.m. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. Editor: 
Everett Mo jre. Contributing Editor; George Scheerer. Contributors to this 
issue: Robert Bagley, Elizabeth Rradstreet, Edna Davis, Ralph Lyon, Helene 
Schimansky , 



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Personnel Notes 

We are happy to announce four wel 1 -deserved reclassifications: Renee 
Schurecht transfers from a Senior Library Assistant position at the Loan Desk 
to that of Principal Library Assistant in the Law Library; Elvin Bess, from 
Typist clerk to Senior Library Assistant, to replace Miss Schurecht, and Mrs. 
Thelma Steinberg, from Typist-clerk to Senior Library Assistant, replacing 
Don Paul . 

Virginia Selmanoff, who received her B. A. from the University of 
Minnesota, joins the Loan Desk as Typist-Clerk. She has had several years of 
general office experience in Minnesota and California. 

Visitors 

December 6: Robert E. Burke, Head of the Manuscripts Division of the 
Bancroft Library., and William R Hawken, in charge of CU' s Photographic 
Service, visited Special Collections staff and Mr. Horn. 

December 6: Kyohei Suzuki, President of Ibaraki University, Mi to City, 
Japan, and Taro Ishigami , Professor and Dean of Students at Gakushuin Univer- 
sity, were shown about the Library by Mr. Horn. They were particularly con- 
cerned with matters of personnel services in American universities. 

December 7: Dr. Henry Viets, Librarian of the Boston Medical Library, 
in town for the A.M. A. meetings, visited with Miss Darling and toured the 
Library. 

December 10: Arturo Arnaiz y Freg, Professor of Latin American History 
at the National University of Mexico, visited the Library to examine Latin 
American materials. 

December 12: Los Angeles Public Librarian Harold Hamill, accompanied by 
Miss Katherine Laich, stopped in briefly to see Mr, Vosper during a recent 
visit to branch libraries in this area. 

Even a Mouse 

The Biomedical tibrary, usurping the place of the Elementary School Li- 
brary, announces that it now receives the Mouse News Letter, It is not, as 
rumored, published in Mousehole, Cornwall, but in Edinburgh. Whether City 
mice or Country mice has not been stated. 

A Few Surprise s 

After the Stjtate-Commi t tee -Type surprises of several weeks ago, a num 
ber of milder aJid r.iore innocent surprises have recently given pleasure to 
UCLA Librarians. They discovered, for instance, that William McFee, author 
of Casuals Of the Sea and other sea-going tales, had turned up on the Yale 
University Library staff, with the title of Curator of Marine Literature. 
They were told in a recent issue of Hi storische Zeitschrift that a place 
called Chapel-Hill was the seat of an institution called the University of 
Morth California. They read, in the International Social Science Bulletin, 
of the Institute of Industrial Belations, situated at the California Institute 
of Technology, in Berkeley, California. They had to go no farther than Los 
Angeles 7 to discover what may be the first "rubber library" -- a phenomenon 
brought about by the joint sponsorship at U.S.C. of a new special library by 
the Los Angeles Bubber Group, Incorporated, and the Los Angeles Bubber Tech- 
nology Foundation. Problems of stack expansion threaten to be solved over- 
night by this development 

To return to L.A. 24, probably one of the never- fai 1 ing sources of sur- 
prise is UCLA's own hot and cold running ski slope, in full view of west-wing 
Library gazers. A fresh application of yellow straw to this any-weather 
facility over beyond the playing fields reminds us that we should pursue the 
question as to whether any other University library in the U.S.A. can boast 
a view of a ski run from its windows. No doubt Dartmouth (College) would 
speak up; but of course theirs would require snow to make it work. 

Gifts to the Library 

Harry Ruby, Hollywood songwriter ("Three Little Words"), has given the 
Library 70 volumes of English and American first editions ranging in date 
from Jane Austen's Emma, 1816, to Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, 1937. All are 



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in fine collector's condition. Some highlights are George Gissing's Workers 
in the Dawn (3 volumes), London, 1880, Harris's Uncle Remus, New York, 1881; 
Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter, Boston. 1850; George Borrow' s Lavengro ( 3 volumes) , 
London, 1851; Darwin's On the Origin of Species, London, 1859, and The Descent 
of Man (2 volumes), London, 1871. 

J. Gregg Layne has donated Carmen Lugo's Life of a Rancher (as recounted 
to Thomas Savage for H. H. Bancroft, October 30, 1877) and the typescript 
drafts of articles on California history published from 1947 to 1951 in the 
Historical Society of Southern California Quarterly 

Professor Leon Howard and Robert Else, illustrator, have given the Li- 
brary the original typescript draft and the original art work of Mr. Howard's 
Herman Melville, a Biography (Berkeley, 1951). 

De Witt L. Raeburn, of Los Angeles, has presented the Department of 
Special Collections with two albums of photographs documenting the construc- 
tion of the Mulholland Highway, of which he was the construction engineer. 

Mrs.. J. Morris SI emmons has presented ten first or rare editions of John 
Galsworthy to the Library, all in half-morocco slipcases. The earliest book 
is From the Four Winds (]897). Of particular interest are the ''suppressed 
issue' of The Island Pharisees (1904) and a copy of the 1908 edition of this 
book with the inscription, "Who buys this book helps France. John Galsworthy, 
May 5, 1915." 

Staff Members Elected Delegates 

Among the recently elected Delegates to the C.S.E A. 1952 General 
Council are Bobert Vosper and Thomas Dabagh. Helen Jane Jones was elected 
an alternate. 

Exhibit on Literature of Science 

"From Folklore to Fact: Some stages in the Development of the Scien- 
tific Method" is the title of the display in the second floor exhibit cases 
during the latter half of December. It is composed of books from the Li- 
brary's collections selected by Mr. Bellin to illustrate the gradual evolu- 
tion of present-day scientific method from ancient and medieval disciplines, 
as represented in books published during the 17th through the 20th centuries. 
Astronomy, mathematics chemistry, mechanics, medicine, military science, 
zoology, and botany are all represented. An example of the last named 
category of particular interest to southern Californians is Hesperides ; Sive, 
de Malorvm Avreorvm Cvltvra et Vsv. . . by Giovanni Battista Ferrari, 17th 
century Siennese, whose golden apples look like Sunkist products, suggesting 
perhaps that Eve's seduction of Adam was accomplished with a citron, ob- 
tained, of course, from a snake. 

Staff Association Christmas Report 

The Staff Associat ion ' s adopted family this Christmas are a widow with 
four children, for whom $30 from the Association treasury, ordinarily spent 
for a staff party, will buy a true Christmas dinner. The $60 contributed by 
the staff members was spent for a rockinghorse . an express wagon, a tricycle, 
and a scooter, and four sweaters for the children. The mother' s purchase 
order and the Christmas tree were also paid for from Staff Association funds. 

Gifted S. A s 

Two of the Library ' s student assistants fulfilled important functions 
in last week's elegant performance in Royce Hall of the 19th century American 
comedy, "Fashion, ' by Anna Cora Mowatt. 

Lewis Brown, student assistant in Acquisitions' Gift and Exchange Sec- 
tion for the past four years, and now a teaching assistant in the Theater 
Arts Department, designed the brilliant settings and costumes for the play. 
These were important factors, of course in the success of this period play, 
first produced at the Park Theater in New York in 1845. Last Christmas 
vacation Lew had a large part in producing the popular Children's Turnabout 



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Theater performances at the Farmers Market. In addition to his considerable 
duties as graduate student and teaching assistant, Lew still finds time to 
work ten hours a week for G. & E. 

As the crafty, fawning, crawling Snobson, Richard Rogers,, of the Graduate 
Reading Room staff, another graduate Theater Arts student, brought the indis- 
pensable element of villainy to the play, contrasting sharply with the purity 
and virtue that were somehow to come out on top in the end. Rut that man 
Rogers must now be watched up there in GRR as he dates those call slips so 
casual-like -- but with who knows what ulterior designs. Such a pleasant 
smile he was thought to have, too. 

A Note from the Assistant Librarian 

It has been nearly five months now since I stepped into Neal Harlow's 
shoes. Either the shoes must shrink or many more months will pass before I can 
claim to be filling them. The remodeling project is approximately on sched- 
ule. The book conveyor, pneumatic tube call system, and call board should be 
in use by next semester. Even before that time we can expect the Engineering 
Library to move out of Room 300 and faculty cubicles to be installed in the 
vacated area. A few odds and ends which still remain in the remodeling job 
will be underway shortly and completed before next June. 

Branch library problems are not all solved and new ones can be expected. 
A few steps have been taken to facilitate service through the branch library 
system, such as the transfer of certain theses from the Graduate Reading Room 
and the initiation of a semi-weekly delivery service from the main Library to 
branches. Each Tuesday I visit as many branches as possible. Interested 
staff members are heartily welcome to accompany me on my rounds. 

A.H.H. 
P.S. to the Senate Hearing 

A news item, in the Los Angeles Times last Friday reported that "UCLA 
trains more graduates qualified to teach in the California public schools, 
from kindergarten through junior college,, than any other of 33 teacher- educa- 
tion institutions in the State," as shown in a recent survey prepared by 
James C. Stone of th..^ California State Department of Education. 1453 of the 
10,095 candidates for teaching credentials in June 1951 were found to have 
been trained at UCLA; S.C. trained 1299, San Francisco State College 1083, 
San Jose State Col'ege 770, U.C. at Berkeley 682, and Los Angeles State 
College 528. 

Comparison with the figures for the year 1949-50, which were cited by 
Mr. Powell in his recent testimony before the Senate Interim Committee on 
Education (UCLA Librarian, December 7) showed that UCLA's candidates had in- 
creased from 1367, and that those for S.C. and the other institutions listed 
had increasej similarly. 

Sweet and Squr 

"This department," says Jacob Blanck, concerning the UCLA Friends of the 
Library, in his "Antiquarian Book Notes" column in Antiquarian Bookman for 
November 24, "is by nature and conviction committed to any program that will 
extend the reading, buying, preservation and use of books and all other 
literary materials; but we do occasionally have the feeling that the time may 
come when it will be necessary for all the Friends groups to organize into a 
single unit and petition the Congress for repeal of the Law of Diminishing 
Returns." 

East Asiatic Cards from Berkeley 

Mrs. Mok recently received our first installment of the multilithed 
catalog cards now being issued by Berkeley's East Asiatic Library, which ex- 
pects to produce between two and three thousand per year. Miss Elizabeth 
Huff, the E.A.L. Librarian, reports that "rare or unusual items will not be 
the soonest cataloged; we shall treat the temporarily processed collection 
(83,000 volumes) and the 1948-50 special purchases (ca 150,000 volumes 
simultaneously, but shall select from the latter first the books of widest 
interest." 



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Unlike the cards Mrs Mok mak ntal Collection Berkeley s 

cards are entirely in oriental chai except, when the cataloged book has 
a separate title in another language 

We plan to maintain a separate file of the Berkeley cards so that our 
faculty may know of Berkeley s rich holdings 

You re Dead ! 

The publ ishers of The British Encyclopaedia of Medical Practice have 
sent us the following announcement 

By an unfortunate mistake in the sub-editing of 
the preliminaries to Volume 6 Sir Leonard Bogers 
K. C S. I F B S M D. , LL D FRCP F.RC. S. was 
described as The Late Sir Leonard Bogers K.C S 1 
F.B S. M D L L D F B C P F B.C S 

The words 'The Late' should not have appeared and 
we deeply regret the inconvenience which they must 



have caused 



Butterworth & Co (Publishers) Ltd 



Conference Report 



It is not often that we librarians have an opportunity to attend and 
participate in a program as lively and entertaining as well as of great 
practical worth as was last Saturday s Conference on Problems in the Use and 
Handling of Special Library Materials. According to the 90 librarians them 
selves who came from as far away as Sacramento San Francisco, Berkeley 
Bichmond and San Diego they felt well repaid in coming such distances for 
this all day meeting sponsored by University Extension and the U C School of 
Librar i an ship and its Alumni Association. 

The formal part of the program, held in the morning in Library 180 
presented three speakers who talked on the techniques of handling such non 
book materials as maps recordings, and sheet music and scores. The first of 
these, UCLA Professor of Geology William C. Putnam demolished a good many of 
the hideous phobias often besetting keepers of maps in describing some of the 
ways these unwieldy materials can brought into line through proper record- 
keeping (by means of index maps) and classification (by name and scale) His 
good-humored and common sense approach to a topic too frequently attacked 
with a discouraged air ; got the program off to a spirited start 

Assistant Professor of Speech Daniel E Vandraegen who spoke next 
illustrated his discussion of the use of recordings in the study of language 
and literature and in the preservation of historical records with a playing 
of representative poetry readings by Theodore Spencer E E Cummings and 
Bobinson Jeffers and of some recordings of English speech dialects His was 
a colorful and revealing presentation of ways and means for bringing auditive 
materials into greater usefulness Carl Bohman , Librarian of the Hollywood 
Bowl then described some of the special library resources now available to 
performing musical organizations of this region, particularly in the rich 
collections of scores in our Music Library and in the Los Angeles Public Li 
brary s W. A Clark and Earl Wilson collections His graphic account of his 
own duties as librarian to a symphony orchestra provided an illustration of 
how a highly specialized set of materials can be efficiently handled. 

Following luncheon in Kerckhoff Hall at which informal greetings and 
remarks were offered by Chairman-of - the Day Vosper and by Mr. Powell, Alumni 
Association President Margaret Girdner and Library School Dean Danton the 
visiting librarians roamed at will through the Department of Special Collec- 
tions the Music Library and the Photographic Laboratory for continuous 
demonstrations in the handling of special materials and in the use of special 
equipment and facilities. 

Chief planners of the program Bobert Vosper and Andrew Horn, and their 
many hard-working assistants in the Special Collections department could well 
feel at the end of the day that they had helped greatly in bringing about a 
better understanding of techniques and facilities which can be successfully 
exploited by librarians in handling a variety of special materials. Martin 
Anderson and his staff in University Extension s Department of Conferences 
and Special Activities took care of the business arrangements of the confer- 
ence with smooth efficiency. 



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Post Session at U E S 

After the Conference last Saturday Miss Girdner, Mrs. Vaughan, and Mr 
Vosper met in the University Elementary School Library with Miss Jasmine 
Britton, Mrs. Elizabeth Williams, Supervisor of the Los Angeles Board of 
Education Libraries and Textbook Section, and Miss Corinne Seeds, the ILE.S. 
Principal to discuss ways in which the Elementary School Library can most 
effectively be both a direct service to the U-E.S. and a library demonstra- 
tion center for the educational community. 

From the Librarian 

Upon the recommendation of the Library Council President Sproul has 
asked Dr. Bobert D. Leigh of Columbia University to survey the possible need 
for a library school at UCLA Dr. Leigh, noted for his recent direction of 
the nationwide Public Library Inquiry, will spend three weeks in California 
next month, dividing his time between Berkeley, Los Angeles and Sacramento 
to set up a fact-finding operation In April he will return for another 
three weeks to complete the survey. 

Last week's alumni institute on special library materials was admirably 
directed by Mr. Vosper, with brilliant teamwork by Mr. Horn and the staff of 
Special Collections- It brought participants from as far as Sacramento and 
San Diego and it brought Mrs. Sydney B Mitchell from Berkeley. During a 
demonstration by Miss Doxsee of recording equipment I heard for the first 
time a playback of the recording made of the late Dixon Wecter's Sacramento 
address to the California Library Association, which was followed swiftly by 
his tragic death. Frequent audience laughter at Wecter's witty epigrams was 
led by the deep rich tones of Bobert Gordon Sproul ! The talks by Professors 
Putnam and Vandraegen increased my pride in the quality of our faculty. 

My family and I are leaving tomorrow morning for northern California to 
spend Christmas with my wife's parents near Bed Bluff I expect to take 
along a book bag of review copies including Ernest Carroll Moore's memoirs 
published by Ward Bitchie and Louise Seymour Jones on bookplates, fr 
same press. I expect also to walk again on country roads by the banko v 
the Sacramento, to see Lassen smoking, and if the sky is clear, Shasta, 
noblest of California s mountains, a hundred miles farther north. And I 
shall think with affection of each and every one of you who constitute the 
best library staff of which I have knowledge and shall hope that in 1952 
our energy, imagination and devotion will be equal to the mountains of hard 
work that lie ahe?*l 

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good book ! 

L-C.P. 



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UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, Uni- 
versity of California Los Angeles. Volume 5 Number 6, December 21, 1951. 
Editor Everett Moore. Contributing Editors David Heron, George Scheerer. 
Contributors to this issue; Bobert Bagley Elizabeth Bradstreet Andrew 
Horn, Balph Lyon, Martin Thomas Bobert Vosper Cover design by William 
Bellin. 



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January 4, 1952 



The Sadleir Acquisition 

We had been asking and hoping for two years. It started when Professor 
Bradford Booth returned from a trip to England with the news that Michael 
Sadleir was preparing to publish a bibliography based on his great collection 
of Victorian novels, and that the collection itself might be for sale after 
publication of the bibliography. We had recently begun to buy three-deckers 
ourselves, a few of them even being duplicates or lesser copies from the 
Sadleir collection, and over two thousand volumes spreading out in the fourth 
stack level made a fine show 

The English Department was intensifying its graduate program in 19th 
century studies. The work of Professors Franklin Rolfe and Ada Nisbet on 
Dickens and on the novel in general was widely known, and Professor Booth's 
name was becoming correlative with that of Anthony Trollope. The journal he 
had started as The Trollopian had expanded in scope and was being published 
by the University of California Press under a new title, Nineteenth-Century 
Fiction 

We were of course pleased, and our appetites further whetted, when the 
University Press took on the American rights for the publication of Mr. 
Sadleir' s bibliography, to be issued in England by the Cambridge University 
Pre ss 

Last year in England Mr. Powell met with Mr. Sadleir and his conviction 
of the importance of the collection only deepened as he saw how unprocurable 
many of the books now are in the market and as he observed the high esteem in 
which Mr Sadleir was held by all British bookmen. Mr. Sadleir is a dean 
among learned bibliographers, book collectors, and students of publishing 
history He is a partner in the publishing house of Constable and is the 
son of Sir Michael Sadler, whose educational library we bought two years ago. 



Then finally just a few months 
volume bibliography arrived and more 
lection is a superb one that it has 
indeed come to UCLA. 



ago, the first sets of the 
than confirmed our beliefs 
great research utility and 



handsome two- 
that the col- 
that it should 



There are several copies in the Li 
graphical Record Based on His Own Colle 
lightful introduction "Passages from t 
records the remarkable history of this 
versity of Virginia Library now owns hi 
The bibliographical record is also good 
notes as well as fine scholarship As 
and laudatory review in the December iss 
advance precise bibliographical knowled 
little moment; but to do so for some thre 
in the process to illuminate the richly 
ful century, is the measure of Mr. Sadlei 



brary of XIX Century Fiction ABiblio- 
ction, by Michael Sadleir Its de- 
he Autobiography of a Bibliomaniac,'" 
and other of his collections (the Uni- 
s earlier collection of Gothic novels), 
to browse in being full of intriguing 
Professor High Dick says in a careful 
ue o £ Nine teenth Century Fiction, "to 
ge about one minor novelist may be of 
e hundred figures, great and small, and 
complex publishing history of an event- 
r's magnificent achievement 



And this is not to suggest that by preparing the bibliography Mr. Sadleir 
has mi Iked the collection of use fulness. It offers in fact agreat mine for 
research into the literature and literary taste and the social history of the 



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Victorian era. It is important for us that Mr. Sadleir generally and pur- 
poselv avoided the major and well-studied authors, to concentrate on the 
lesser- known , whose books will be extremely difficult to locate in American 
Libraries. 

There is a strong Trollope collection, but there are equally strong 
ones for the flamboyant Ouida (Under Two Flags and Sloths) and the sentimental 
Mrs. Henry Wood (East Lynne). The Marryat (Masterman Ready) and Bulwer- 
Lytton (Last Days of Pompeii ) lists are long, but as Mr. Sadleir points out, 
so are the lists for Lady Georgianna Chatterton, B.L. Farjeon, Katherine 
Macquoid, and others equally forgotten. In addition there is a collection, 
probably not to be duplicated, of publishers' series such as Bentley's Rail- 
road Library and Roscoe's Novelists Library, as well as a 'sensational' 
group of yel low- backs ' , including a lot of early detective and criminology 
tales and diaries. 

Of one of his favorites, Catherine Frances Gore, who was a leading 
figure in the 'Silver Fork School' of novels, Mr. Sadleir makes a remark that 
can justly be applied to the entire collection, that "no student of social 
history during the two garish decades... can afford to neglect her books. 
The difficulty will be to find them." 

Well, the student will soon be able to find them at UCLA. It was a 
magnificent Christmas present indeed that President Sproul and the Regents 
gave us in providing special funds a few days ago with which to buy Mr. 
Sadleir' s collection. This is without question our finest single acquisition 
since that of the Cowan Collection in 1936. It will certify our strength in 
the 19th century as the Clark Library and the Blanchard Fund books do for 
the 17th and 18th centuries. 

Robert Vosper 

Personnel Notes 

David H Heron, Reference Department, in charge of the Periodicals Room, 
and \frs. Edna C. Davis, Reference Librarian of the Clark Library, have been 
reclassified from Librerian I to Librarian II. 

Mrs Ida Mar E r ooks is resigning from her position of Senior Library 
Assistant in the Acquisitions Department to move to Carmel with her husband. 

Sirs. Mary Mccormick, Typis t-Cl erk in the Catalog Department, is transfer- 
ring to the Serials Section of Acquisitions as a Senior Library Assistant. 

Mrs. Patricia White has joined the Circulation Department as a Typist- 
Clerk. She hij attended Kansas City Teachers College and has been employed 
by Barker Brothers for the past two years. 

Joan Page is resigning her position as Secretary-Stenographer in 
:uisitions, and wil 1 be repl aced by Mrs Louise Rose, who held the position 
before resigning to spend a year in Holland. 

Mr*. Elaine Selufsky is leaving her position as Senior Library Assistant 
in the Catalog Department to trans fer to the Cashier's o ff ice as Principal Clerk. 

Wolf s Historv 



Just received is the second edition (1950) of A History of Science, 
Technology, and Philosophy in the 16th & 17th Centuries, by A. Wolf, sometime 
Professor and Senator, University of London, Head of the Department of History 
and Methods of Science, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, Fellow of 
University College, London, Co-Editor of The Encyclopaedia Britannica The 
book itself is as impressive and encyclopaedic as its own title and those of 
its author would indicate: a compilation of over 600 pages and over 300 
illustrations. Its special appeal to us is, of course, the fact that just 
a year ago we received Professor Wolf's almost unsurpassable Spinoza Collec- 
tion. 

Wolf's devotion to Spinoza is apparent at several points, but most ex- 
plicitly in this sentence from a Spinoza letter, quoted on a preliminary leaf: 
"Comethen, excellent Sir. and banish all fear of stirring up the pygmies of 
our time; long enough have sacrifices been made to ignorance and absurdity; 



35 

let us spread the facts of true knowledge, and search more deeply into the 
innermost parts of nature than has been done hitherto." 

Professor Wolf isn't above (or below) taking a poke at absurdity him- 
self, as witness this statement, "Uroscopy was denounced by Paracelsus; but 
it has survived nevertheless, and still forms a prominent part in the ritual 
of the medical officers of insurance companies". 

R.V. 

: ' Clark Goes Underground" in LJ 

Mrs. Edna Davis's article on the Clark Library, which gives special 
attention to the addition of the new stack, has been published in the Library 
Journal for December 15, under the title, "Clark Goes Underground " Mrs. 
Davis makes mention in her article of the fact that it was by design, not 
coincidence, that the avalanche of some 10,000 volumes and hundreds of manu- 
scripts acquired last year in Great Britain by Mr, Powell descended upon the 
Clark Library, overflowing shelves and processing tables, and filling the 
space under the tables, almost at the very time the workmen were completing 
the structure which was to house these new treasures. And of course she is 
able now to refer to the completed structure as "a near-perfect repository 
for books, watertight, seep-proof, air conditioned;" and to report that after 
the big excavation - and- fil 1 - in program "the beautifully landscaped Clark Li- 
brary grounds look practically the same as when William Andrews Clark. Jr., 
last viewed them in 1934." 

Staff Association Christmas Acknowledgements 

The Social Committee of the Staff Association wishes to acknowledge, 
through its chairman, Dora Gerard, some of the unusual talents brought to 
light at the Christmas party. The clever charcoal drawings of Dickens 
scenes and the music scrolls were made by Mrs. Betty Nelson of the Catalog 
Department. Two other Catalogers, Mrs. Kaye Whilhelm. who sang, and Wilma 
Fledderman. who accompanied her on the accordion ; provided appropriate music. 
Harry Williams's Photographic Service was responsible for the special light- 
ing effects, and the Department of Buildings and Grounds and the Agriculture 
Department generously supplied greenery. And in case there was any doubt, 
Dora adds, the elegant pre-party signs were Bill Bellin's. 

Associate Librarian' s Notes 

A recent very welcome visitor to my office was Professor Russell 
Fitzgibbon. just returned from a year's work in Uruguay. He found time to 
buy a good many parcels of books for use in Montivideo and in Buenos Aires, 
in the general field of education as well as in his own field of political 
science. 

Next Tuesday the Academic Senate Library Committee will meet again to 
consider especially the Resolution on Libraries presented at the 1950 All- 
University Conference at Davis. 

Recently Messrs. Powell, Horn, and Moore, and Miss King and I met with 
Buildings and Grounds Superintendent Laurence Sweeney and Chief Custodian 
Duane Rodgers to discuss several matters of mutual interest. The efficiency 
and ready cooperation of the Department of Buildings and Grounds is always 
a source of pleasure. 

R.V. 



UCLA LIBRARIAN I 



UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY 
LOS ANGELES 24, CALIFORNIA 



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Volume 5 Number 8 



January 18 , 1952 



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Day before yesterday the Clark Library Committee met at the Library 
under the chairmanship of President Sproul- Members present were Ernest 
Carroll Moore, Ve rn 0. Knudsen. John W. Olmsted, Hugh T. Swedenberg, Lindley 
Bynum, and myself. Unavoidably absent was Louis B. Wright. The new facili- 
ties were inspected, continuance of the Graduate Fellowship was approved, 
and reports were presented on the Dryden project, the Augustan Reprints 
Series, and Founder's Day celebration. 

Following the meeting I drove to International Airport and caught an 
early afternoon plane to San Diego where I was met by Scripps campus Li- 
brarian Roy Holleman. He showed me the new Museum and other campus improve- 
ments, and later we dined with San Diego City Librarian Clara Breed and 
State College Librarian John Paul Stone. The San Diego Library Club met on 
campus in the evening and I talked about some of my last year's experiences 
abroad. Afterward Mr Holleman drove me to the airport and I was back in 
Los Angeles in 45 minutes 

Graduate students' library problems were the subject of a conference 
held last week in my office between Robert Conhaim and Barbara Woods, repre- 
senting the Graduate Students Association, and Messrs. Vosper and Moore and 
myself The G.S.A. 's suggestions and recommendations were • di scussed in 
yesterday's Department Heads' meeting. 

CI ar emont Librarian Dave Davies was host last Friday to a large group 
of he- librarians, including UCLA's Archer, Collison, Moore, J.E.Smith, and 
myself. Monkey-like we scampered over the partly- f ini shed Honnold Library, 
under a cold sprinkle of concrete from the pouring operations topside. After 
sherry chez Davies, all dined at Claremont Inn. He-faculty present included 
President Fred Hard of Scripps, Treasurer Bob Bernard of Pomona, Dean Hal 
Bradley of Claremont Graduate School, and Professor John Vieg of Pomona. 

Earlier in the week several members of the staff joined me in a luncheon 
for H.L "Honey in the Horn" Davis to mark his gift to us of the manuscript 
of his latest novel, Winds of Morning. Other guests were Jess Carmack and 
Will and Irene Robinson 



37 

Day after tomorrow I am leaving by train for New York to attend meetings 
of the Bibliographical Society of America and its Council- and of the Grolier 
Club I shall return on January 29th and plan to report orally to the staff. 



L.C.P. 



Special Interest Shown in Exhibit 



The Library ' s current exhibit entitled "From Folklore to Fact: Some 
Stages in the Development of the Scientific Method"; which we announced in 
the Librarian for December 21, before it had appeared, has been receiving 
some good press notices in the metropolitan papers. Particular interest in 
the exhibit is of course centered on the 17th century item, Hesperide s , by 
Giovanni Battista Ferrari, the first book devoted entirely to the history and 
cultivation of citrus fruits, in which it is suggested that Eve didn't tempt 
Adam with an apple after all -- it was probably an orange, and that it was 
probably oranges that Hercules brought back from the Islands of the Hesperides 
-- not golden apples. 

But there are many other matters of interest in this exhibit of Mr. 
Bellin's, including general botanical studies showing the progress of scien- 
tific thought from the days of herb-lore and simples to the use of the micro- 
scope and controlled experiment, and other early works describing astronomy, 
mathematics, chemistry, medicine, and military science, A copy of what is 
believed to be the first scientific journal, Le Journal des Scavans (1669), 
is shown as the forerunner of modern scientific periodicals and commentaries. 
And a work of Galen, the second-century Greek physician and medical writer, 
and onetime court physician to Marcus Aurelius, is shown in an edition of 
1529, along with original editions of significant works by Galileo, Descartes, 
and Darwin 

Omar in Miniscule: The Smallest Books in the World 

Omariana from the A. G. Potter collection recently acquired by the Li- 
brary are now being exhibited in the foyer case. Among the editions of the 
famous Quatrains of the 12th century Persian poet and scientist is the Eben 
Francis Thompson translation entitled The Rose Garden of Omar Khayyam, pub- 
lished in 1932 by the Commonwealth Press in Worcester. Massachusetts, in an 
edition which lays claim to being the smallest printed book in the world. It 
is bound in full crimson morocco, weighs \ l A grains, and its pages measure 
5/32 by 3/32 of an inch. Among the larger editions is the presumed "second 
smallest book," another translation of the Quatrains published in 1900 by 
Charles Hardy Meigs. The Potter collection was purchased by Mr, Powell last 
year in England. 

Novum Italiae T^eatrum 

Miss Ellen Eustace, UCLA'29, a member of the Hollywood Bruin Club, has 
presented to the Library Johann Blaeu's Novum Italiae Theatrum, printed in 
The Hague in 1724 The work consists of two folios of fine engravings por- 
traying Italian cities of the early 18th century. 

Visitors to the Library 

December 19: David D. Smith, of Eugene. Oregon, visited the Library 
during a stay with brother John E. 

January 3: Donald P. Bean, Director of the Stanford University Press, 
and Mrs. Bean, and Mrs. Esther Blair Findley of Glendale, were shown the Li- 
brary by Mr. Horn 

January 3: Mrs, Pauline Cena Pennington , of Glendale, saw the Library 
on her first visit to the campus since her employ in the Reserve Book Room 
ten years ago. 

January 10: Oliver Dunn, Associate Director of Libraries, and Mrs, 
Doris Logan, in charge of the Public Affairs Room at Cal Tech, visited 
Messrs Heron and Moore to discuss programs for exhibiting current affairs 
materi al s. 

Dues Now Due 



Staff Association dues for 1952 are now payable to department represen- 
tatives, who will be completing collection of half-dollars during the coming 



38 

week. Though membership is still only fifty cents a year, prompt payment by 
all is essential for the well-being of the Association, whose concern is for 
the welfare of every member of the Library staff. 

More Talent Uncovered 




Two M A. ; s for Staff Members 

David Heron and Robert Quinsey, of the Reference Department, have recent- 
ly earned M.A. degrees from UCLA. Mr. Heron's thesis, presented to the 
Political Science department, is entitled "The Problem of Territorial 
Sovereignty in the Antarctic". Mr. Quinsey' s degree was in English and 
American literature. 

Annual Conference on Government 

Once again this year the Conference on Government will be held on the 
University campus, on February 1 and 2, for all interested public employees 
of the region. Its purpose is "to develop greater understanding of public 
service work and to aid governmental employees in increasing their pro- 
ficiency in the performance of their duties." The principal speakers in- 
clude Samuel G. Hanson, of the C.S.E.A. , County Supervisor Raymond Darby, 
State Senator Ben Hulse, Professors Wanous and Tannenbaum of UCLA, Professor 
John Pfiffner of S. C. , Professor Robert D. Gray of Cal Tech, Harry Anslinger, 
Federal Commissioner of Narcotics, and Dr. George Tarjan, Superintendent and 
Medical Director of the Pacific Colony State Hospital. 

The Conference is under the joint sponsorship of the Bureau of Govern- 
mental Research, at UCLA, and six federal, state, county, and city employees' 
associations, among which is the C.S.E.A. For further information see the 
Information Board in Room 200. 

Miss Winchell's Acknowledgements 

Among those to whom acknowledgements of assistance are made by 
Constance M. Winchell, in her recently published (and by all librarians, 
gladly received) Guide To Reference Books (7th edition, 1951), are "Ardis 
Lodge, Librarian in charge of General Reference Division, in the Reference 
Department at the University of California at Los Angeles, who spent a year 
in the Reference Department at Columbia as an exchange assistant, and who 
read the entire manuscript and made many helpful suggestions; [and] Jean 
Macalister, Associate Reference Librarian at Columbia, who read galley and 
page proof with a critical but friendly eye, and to whom I owe more than I 
can say..." Miss Macalister was, of course, on the UCLA end of the year's 
exchange in 1949-50, when Miss Lodge was in New York. 

Staff Members' Publications 

Robert Vosper's paper, "The Greek Anthology in English", which he read 
before the Classical Association of the Pacific States, northern Section, in 
March 1948, at Eugene, Oregon, has been published in The Classical Journal 
for November 1951. 

H. Richard Archer was one of the bookmen invited by Antiquarian Bookman 
to describe why they had become collectors, for its "Permanent Reference 
Number" for 1952. His contribution, "Ups and Downs of a Faulkner Collector," 
was one of 37 published in this issue of January 2, out of the 240 submitted. 



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Engineering Library Moves 

Two weeks ago, exactly seven years after ordering its first book, the 
Engineering Library moved from the temporary and limited confines of the Li- 
brary Building into its new quarters in the recently completed second unit of 
the Engineering Building, Room 4154. 

At the time of the Library's beginning in January 1945, there were several 
departmental libraries, such as in Chemistry, Geology and Physics, which pro- 
vided working collections of books and journals; but with the college of 
Engineering, the first professional school to be established at UCLA there 
was developed the first of what has now become a network of specialized branch 
libraries that are centrally coordinated in the interests of efficient service 
to the whole campus 

The Engineering Library has contributed effectively in this development. 
Its growth has been steady, moving along with the extension of specialized 
subject areas in the College and Department of Engineering. The collection 
now comprises over 15,000 bound volumes, with about 600 current journals 
regularly received, and thousands of pamphlets, reports, manufacturers' cata- 
logs, and similar materials. 

The new location is also temporary, Miss Allerding points out, pending 
construction of a third wing of the Engineering Building, which will parallel 
and face the new Chemis try -Geol ogy Building. But brand new steel shelving 
and additional equipment lend an air of permanency not heretofore apparent 
with the salvaged scraps of shelving used in the past. Miss Allerding like 
to point also to the library's view from the windows to the north-west, to- 
wards the home-dotted hills of Bel-Air, and below to the charming tropical 
garden, with its fern trees, palms, begonias, and other exotic flora. Fro 
the balcony across the hall "you can see Catalina;" and closer still can b 
seen the big hole where the Medical School will rise 

Inveterate library ''tourers" among staff members are welcome. Miss 
Allerding says, to inspect all of this splendor at any time. Those who pre- 
fer to wait until the semester-end lull, can come to an "open house" to be 
announced later. 

Bowl Librarian is Winning Composer 

Carl Bowman, Music Librarian of the Hollywood Bowl, and graduate student 
at UCLA, who was one of the principal speakers at the December 15 Conference 
on Handling of Special Library Materials, was the winner of the competition 
for an original wind quintet held this semester by the University Friends of 
Music for UCLA students in music. His composition, "Quintet for Woodwinds," 
was performed last .Sunday at the concert by the Fine Arts Wind Players, under 
the direction of clarinetist Mitchell Lurie. Mr. Bowman, who received his 
Bachelor of Music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, 
in orchestral conducting, under Fritz Reiner, is now studying under Professors 
Robert Nelson and Boris Kremenliev. 

Perpetual Suspension 

An article on "St. Andrews: the Coziest University" in the July South 
Atlantic Quarterly reports that a wartime bombing knocked down a "case con- 
taining the skeleton of an ei ghteenth- century janitor, who hanged himself 
from the stair rail of the University library, for which the then-mighty 
Senatus condemned his bones to perpetual suspension." 

Music Library Record Concerts (Library 6) 

Monday, January 21, 12-1 p.m . Thursday, January 24, 1-2 p .m. 

Bach: ''Brandenburg Concerto" No. 5 'Treasury of immortal perform- 
Fritz Reiner conducting ances," Caruso 

chamber orchestra Beethoven: Overture to "Con- 

Boccherini: String Quartet No. 4, secration of the House." 

in D minor. Guilet NBC Symphony (Toscanini) 

String Quartet 

Brahms: Hungarian dances arranged 

for orchestra Minneapolis 
Orchestra (Ormandy) 



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Associate Librarian s Notes 



Next Wednesday Miss Hagan leaves by train for Iowa City and Chicago to 
officially represent the Library at meetings of the Association of Research 
Libraries (in conjunction with the dedication of the University of Iowa s 
new Library Building) and the A.L A 

Messrs J.E Smith and R Collison will leave later in the week to 
attend A-L A Mr. Smith is a member of the Intellectual Freedom Committee. 

The Library in Wales and Welsh Studies " (pamphlet no 5 of the Welsh 
Department of the British Ministry of Education) is a most interesting review 
of the several libraries in Wales with particular note of the National Li- 
brary the University and College Libraries and certain specialized libraries. 
Most appealing to me is St. Deiniol s Library and Hostel (Hawarden) • the 
generous benefaction of William Ewart Gladstone and his family St Deiniol s 
is a "'residential library' where room and board may be had for 10 shillings 
per day by "men students who seek quiet and seclusion for research author- 
ship or study"! 

RV 



Steinbeck on Books 

"The book itself took on its magical, sacrosanct, and authoritative 
character at a time when there were very few books and those possessed by 
che very rich or the very learned Then the book was the only release of 
the mind into distant places and into golden thinking There was no other 
way of going outside one s self except through the talesman of the book 
And it is wonderful that even today with all competition of records, of radio 
of television, of motion pictures the book has kept its precious character. 
A book is somehow sacred A dictator can kill and maim people can sink to 
any kind of tyranny and only be hated but when books are burned the ulti- 
mate in tyranny has happened This we cannot forgive The use of the book 
as propaganda is more powerful and effective than any other medium A broad- 
cast has little authority but a book does not lie People automatically dis- 
trust newspapers. They automatically believe in books, This is strange but 
it is so Messages come from behind the controlled and censored areas of the 
world and they do not ask for radios, for papers and pamphlets, They invari- 
ably ask for books They believe books when they believe nothing else This 
being true I wonder that governments do not use books more often than they 
do A book is protected and passed on It is the rarest of things for a man 
to destroy a book unless he truly hates it Book destruction is a kind of 
murder And in the growing tendency to censor and control for the problema- 
tical good of the people books have escaped more than any form A picture 
can be cut to ribbons but any restraint laid on a book is fought to a 
finish 

From 'Some Random and Randy Thoughts on Books' by 
John Steinbeck, in The Author Looks at Format 
(American Institute of Graphic Arts, 1951) 



UCL A Libr arian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian s Office 
Editor- Everett Moore. Contributing Editors; David Heron George Scheerer. 
Contributors to this issue. Johanna Allerding Louise Darling, Ruth Doxsee, 
Ralph Lyon Lorita Schrank Robert Vosper 



UCLA LIBRARIAN I 



UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY 
LOS ANGELES 24, CALIFORNIA 



^1-LlBRARYO/c 




^OJIIVD-JO^ 



Volume 5 Number 9 



February 1, 1952 



From the Librarian 

I returned Tuesday from New York. The weather 
Chicago was even colder, and snowy. My ears proved 
as well as of hearing! Eastbound between trains I v 
campus in Evanston and had a friendly chat about Sco 
born Assistant Librarian David Jolly, I lunched at 
Librarian Jens Nyholm, just returned from a book hun 
Louisiana, and Professor Arthur Nethercot, after whi 
talk with the latter' s colleagues in the English Dep 
Heltzel and Faverty, and with Commerce Dean Emeritus 
to Chicago on the El I fell in with the New York Cen 
en route to work and learned a great deal about the 
railr.oading in zero weather. 



there was clear and cold, 
to be organs of feeling 
isited the Northwestern 
tland with St. Andrews- 
the University club with 
ting expedition in 
ch we had further bookish 
artment, Professors 

Vanderblue. Going back 
tral's Chief Dispatcher 
headaches (and worse) of 



Magnetic Manhattan had drawn bookmen from up and down the Atlantic sea- 
board for the annual business meeting of the Grolier Club, the winter meeting 
of the Bibliographical Society (Babb of Yale in the chair), and current auc- 
tions. I had a talkative reunion with Jay Leyda and saw his Guggenheim- 
sponsored work in progress on Emily Dickinson. Ben Grauer gave me (for the 
Clark) a copy of the first item ever to he handprinted on television, a 
Franklin broadside which Grauer himself printed on his own handpress on one 
of the 12 weekly television shows he is conducting. 

I lunched at the Century Club with Wilmarth "Walpole" Lewis, Frederick 
"Morgan" Adams, and William "Houghton" Jackson for some of the best food and 
talk of the trip. At the General Theological Seminary (Episcopal), where the 
B.S.A. meeting was held, I saw a fine display of Bibles, including the 



Gutenberg. 

With David Bandall of Scribner's 
Sadleir purchase, due to leave London 
February. The Sadleir story broke in 



I discussed final details of the 
by boat for Los Angeles about mid- 
the New York press while ]' was there 



and I brought home a host of congratulations to Professor Bradford Booth, 
whose devoted studies in Victorian fiction led to UCLA s acquisition of the 
Sadleir books. 

Westbound between trains in Chicago I visited the Art Institute (it and 
the Nelson in Kansas City please me more than any other American museums) for 
a look particularly at the Monet "Plage a Sainte Adresse", a print of which 
I've just hung in my office. 

As soon as Miss Hagan and Messrs. Collison and J Smith return from 
A.L.A, I shall call a staff meeting to hear reports from the four of us. 

The date of this issue reminds me that it is also my 14th anniversary at 
UCLA To want as many more again is not, I hope, an excessive wish! 

L.C.P. 



Personnel Notes 

Mrs Grace Shumaker , Librarian I in the Reference Department, has re- 
signed, as she and her husband are moving to Stockton. 



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Mrs. Mary Lou McCo-nick is resigning her position as Senior Library 
Assistant in Acquisitions to return to school 

Mrs. Gertrude Smith resigned her position as Principal Library Assistant 
in the Biomedical Library to commence a new position at the turn of the year. 

Mrs. Ryvanne Susser has joined the Photographic Department as a 
Laboratory-Helper. She is a graduate of Los Angeles High School and was pre- 
viously employed by the County of Los Angeles as an I.B-M. operator. 

Mrs. Ca-ol Rosalee Fuery has joined the Circulation Department as a 
Typist-Clerk. She has attended the College of Marin, in Kentfield, and has 
been employed with the Aetna Life Insurance Company in San Francisco. 

Miss Marie Josephine Knapp has joined the Catalog Department as a Typist- 
Clerk She has been employed with the House of Paper and with Loyola Univer- 
sity. 

Mrs. Ruth Sherman is resigning her position as Typist-Clerk in Acquisi- 
tions, and will be replaced by Mrs Thelma Steinberg, who is transferring 
from the Circulation Department. 

A Century of Book Illustration 

The Art of Book Illustration, 1852-1952, the current main exhibition in 
the Library, traces some styles of book illustration since the middle of the 
19th century, and presents a study of the varying importance of illustration 
during several phases of this period. Among the artists represented are John 
Tenniel, Richard Doyle, Walter Crane, Gustave Dore, Kate Greenaway, Aubrey 
Beardsley, Louis Maurice Boutet de Monvel, Charles Dana Gibson, Ernest 
Shepherd, and Rockwell Kent The exhibit pays special attention to the 
"golden age of book illustration'* in the early years of the 20th century, 
through the large number of distinguished artists who illustrated books during 
that time. 



Nonesuch at Clark 

In observance of National Printing Week the Clark Library has been ex- 
hibiting some of its notable collection of Nonesuch Press books, which now 
numbers over a hundred items. Several weeks ago ten members of the Rounce & 
Coffin Club and guests defied the heavy dew on a Saturday afternoon to attend 
a meeting opening the showing. 

Staff Activities 

Gladys Coryell is spending a six-weeks leave in San Diego, working on a 
survey of county-wide library services to elementary schools. 

Jeanne tie Hagan, Robert Collison, and John Smith are now in Chicago, 
attending the Midwinter Meeting of the A.L.A. They will be reporting to us 
in the February 15 issue of the UCLA Librarian, 

According to the Library of Congress Information Bulletin for January 2, 
1952, "Othe- Visitors included: Miss Mary Lois Rice of the Catalog Department 
of the University of California at Los Angeles, who visited the Card Division." 

Rudolf Engelbarts' s paper, "Cataloging of Accumulated Material at UCLA 
and at Yale," which he read at the American Library Association Conference in 
Chicago last July, was published in the Fall 1951 number of the Journal of 
Cataloging and Classification, together with other papers on arrears catalog- 
ing read at the Conference by Miss Lucile Morsch of the Library of Congress, 
Miss Elizabeth Borden of the University of Pennsylvania Library, and Mrs. 
Lela Surrey of Brooklyn Public Library. 

Visitors 

January 10. Miss Jeannette Donaldson, Beverly Hills, formerly secretary to 
the late Alphonzo Bell., Miss Donaldson's father founded the Beverly 
Hills Presbyterian Church. She was shown the Library by Miss More, 



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January 11, Mrs. Irving Bernstein, San Francisco, whose husband was formerly 
a Research Associate in the Institute of Industrial Relations, and is 
now wi:h the Wage Stabilization Roard. 

January 22. Mrs. DM. Young, Head Cataloger of the Cornell University Library, 
who was in California to see her son off for Korea. 

Janua-y 25. Miss Alice D- Ball, Executive Director of the United States 
Rook Exchange, with her mother, whom she is visiting on vacation. 

Janua-y 25 Professor David P. Broker, of the Illinois Institute of Technolo- 
gy, and author of the recent I Did Not Interview the Dead, called on 
Mr. Vosper to present the Library with a copy of his new microcard book 
Topical Autobiographies of Displaced People Recorded Verbatim, the result 
of a research program sponsored in part by the United States Public 
Health Service. Professor Rroder reminisced about days when he did 
classification work for the John Crerar Library in Chicago. 

S L, A on Campus 

Abbott Kaplan, Research Associate of the Institute of Industrial Rela- 
tions, addressed the Southern California chapter of the Special Libraries 
Association last night, on the UCLA campus, on "Social Conditions in Western 
Europe." Mr Kaplan was in Europe in 1949 and 1950 on a Fulbright fellow- 
ship, studying labor conditions in Western Europe. 

The new color film produced by University Extension, entitled "Ruilding 
for Education" depicting the great building program of the University on all 
its campuses, was shown to the visiting librarians, and the Institute Library 
was open for inspection, with Librarian Robert Thomason acting as host. 

Staff Association Meeting 

Dean of the Law School L. Dale Coffman will address the Staff Associa- 
tion on Thursday. February 21, at 4:00 p.m. 

Opie Portrait of Johnson 

One of the noteworthy by-products of Mr, Powell's year in England in 
search of books and bookmen is a portrait of Samuel Johnson by Sir John Opie. 
The painting, which was commissioned by the Countess and Earl of Harewood, 
was recently hung in the English Department's reading room in Royce Hall as 
a memorial to the late Professor Frederic T. Rlanchard, whose collection of 
English literature makes up the greater part of the reading room's collec- 
tion. It was a gift of the Rritish book dealer. Peter Murray Hill, who 
bought it at auction at Christie's, in London. At one time it was in the 
collection of the late Rasil P. Ellis, Esq., of Rerendean, Oxshott, Surrey. 

N.Y.T. By Air 

77i£ New Yc.k Times now arrives in the Periodicals Reading Room within 
24 hours of its publication date. This stepped-up service has been made 
possible by a new subscription to the Times's "Airplane Edition," which is 
received by delivery seivice instead of by mail. The Library's subscription 
for the bound, rag paper edition has been cancelled, and has been replaced 
by one for the microfilm copy, which will be available in the Department of 
Special Collections. 

Cataloging of Theses 

Seme evised rules and procedures for the cataloging of UCLA theses 
have recently been adopted by the Catalog Department. With a few exceptions 
UCLA master's theses will, as at present, have the class number LD791.8, and 
doctor's theses, LD791.9, followed by symbols representing the field of 
study and the author; e.g.: H6M96 for a thesis in history by Murray. Accord- 
ing to the revised rules, no subject heading will be made except the form 
heading "Academic dissertations ([degree]) - UCLA - [field of study]," e.g. 
"Academic dissertations (Ph.D.) - UCLA - History." 

The original typed copies of the theses will be shelved in the Depart- 
ment of Special Collections, and the carbon copies either in the Graduate 
Reading Room or in the appropriate branch or departmental library, depending 
on the field of study in which the degree was granted. Julia Curry will do 
the cataloging of these theses. 



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A Local Little Mag 

The Library's interest in "little magazines" was recently sharpened by 
a visit from William Eshelman, former student assistant in the Acquisitions 
Department, present Serials Librarian at Los Angeles State College, and one 
of the editors of Illite a a little magazine notable for its careful and 

painstaking printing and format- The magazine is printed in Pasadena by 
Eshelman.. Kemper Nomland, and Tom Polk Miller., the owners of the Untide 
Press, who work at the press evenings and weekends with the occasional 
assistance of friends Illiterati has published work of such writers as 
William Everson (who was also one of the first editors). Glen Coffield, Aiex 
Comfort. Henry Miller Kenneth Patchen. William Goyen, George Woodcock, James 
Broughton, and Kenneth Rexroth Although the first issue was published in 
the spring of 1943 lack of time, and, more important, lack of funds have 
prevented the appearance of more than five issues Number 6 is in press 
(Bill promises its release some time this year), so we may look forward to 
adding it soon to our fast growing little magazine collection 

What the Flood Did 

For most of the Library staff the flood conditions of mid-January meant 
no more :han muddv shoes, wet brakes, and perhaps a iitcle difficulty in 
getting from place to place But it was a matter of great inconvenience, 
discomfort, and distress for a number of our people who chanced to be in the 
path of the flood waters 

Most serious damage reported was to the homes of Bob Quinsey and Thelma 
Steinberg, in Beverly Glen and Coldwater Canyon, respectively, where muddy 
run-offs and landslides were especially destructive, The house the 
Steinbergs were renting slid down the side of a hill and had to be abandoned, 
though they were able to rescue their furniture The Quinseys' house itself 
was not seriously damaged, but their yard was badly dislocated by a slide 
above :hem and another below, and the family had to evacuate at 3 a,m„ on the 
18th for a ouple of days It will take a good deal of shoveling to gee the 
yard back in to good shape. 

Other members of the staff, particularly residents of the San Fernando 
Valley, were immobilized for as much as two days at a time by flooded streets 
and the closing of passes through the Santa Monica Mountains 

Tony Greco had to ha^e expensive repairs made to his car because of mud 
damage. Mr Quinsey' s car was also damaged by mud and debris -- not from 
Glen but from Westwood flood waters, on the night he couldn't get home at 
all The Horns suffered from erosion to their front lawn over in the Valley, 
because of diversion of flood waters by an Oldsmobile which lodged in front 
of their house afttr floating a block down the scree: 

As for life ta» the campus, seldom has the Library enjoyed a more 
prosperous day tiian on :he Friday classes were suspended and students were 
released to hi cheir books, just before finals A principal regret that 
day was that we were not able to meet Madame Suzanne Briet, Assistant 
Curator of the Department of Printed Books in the Bibliothe^que Nationale. as 
she was unaule to get our. to Westwood from her hotel downtown, and we were 
unable to commandeer a boa: ha^ would go up the rapids of Wilshire Blvd. to 
rescue hef 

Income Tax Assistance 

A deputy from the office of the United States Collector of Internal 
Revenue will be on campus next Thursday and Friday. February 7 and 8, from 
8:15 a-m to 4.30 p.m and 8:00 am, to 4; 30 p.m., respectively, in BA&E 258. 
to assist University employees and students, without charge, in the prepara- 
tion of their 1951 Federal income tax returns. Next month a deputy from the 
California Franchise Tax Commissioner '" s office will be on hand to assist 
with preparation of State returns 

Not Quite Utter Confusion 

"PLEASE NOTE: [Writes an eastern bookseller] that from No, 1087 on 
references to Mudge 7th edition by Constance M WiNchell will be referred to 
with J N" Mudge " 



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Dude Hamilton Packs In 

UCLA's genial and able manager of the Office of Public Information. 
Andrew Hamilton, recently free-lanced his way into the Saturday Evening Post 
(January 5, 1952) with a story of a pack trip into the Sawtooth Mountains of 
Central Idaho, He was, according to his account, one of a group of "twenty 
dudes" which included three doctors, an agronomist, a dentist, an artist, an 
engineer and his wife, a rabbi, two secretaries, two teachers, two college 
girls, two high school youngsters, a law student, and a photographer. His 
expedition was one of several offered each year by Trail Riders of the Wil- 
derness, which is sponsored by the American Forestry Association, to give 
the ordinary man or woman a chance to enjoy primitive country under exper- 
ienced, organized leadership 

Many a year-long trodder of the asphalt trail must have reflected on 
reading Andy's enticing article that it's a long time until summer. 

Associate Librarian's Notes 

The morning of Monday the 21st I enjoyed showing the Library to William 
H. Carlson, Librarian of Oregon State College (Corvallis) and Director of 
Libraries for the Oregon State System of Higher Education. He was on his way 
back home after a semester's leave during which he has been assisting Dillard 
University in New Orleans develop its library program. This was Mr. Carlson's 
first visit to UCLA since the late 1930''s when he was Librarian of the Uni- 
versity of Arizona and an instructor in the summer session Library School 
programs then given on this campus On his way here this time he got his car 
water-logged in Glendale. As an old rain-soaked Oregonian, I could offer 
little condolence. 

Two weeks ago at a tea given by President and Mrs.. Sproul the University 
welcomed the gift of the portrait of the late Regent George I. Cochran that 
now hangs in ;he room to the east of the Loan Desk. The gift of Mrs. Cochran, 
the portrait is the work of Mr, Seymour Thomas, who also painted the one of 
Dr. William Osier that hangs above the stack entrance- 
Last Friday morning I met with the Advisory Council of Deans to con- 
sider matters relating to the 1952/53 budget request. Several of us in the 
Library., particularly Miss Bradstreet, who carries all the detailed and com- 
plicated computing work involved, are busily trying to get our portion in 
order. 

The next morning I flew to Berkeley to join the C.L.A. Executive Board 

in a special session with Dr. Robert Leigh, who has arrived to begin his 

study of the need for a Library School at UCLA. He will be on this campus 
during the first ten days of this month. 

Next Thwsday I go to Santa Barbara to work with Donald Davidson and 
Marion Milczewski on plans for the spring meeting of the University's Li- 
brary Council, which will be concerned mainly wi th personnel matters. 

The following weekend I will spend at the Biltmore Hotel in the all-day 
Saturday and Sunday Sessions of the annual C. S.E-A- convention, to which Mr. 
Dabagh and I are members of the UCLA Chapter's group of 14 official delegates. 

A forthcoming visitor (next Tuesday and Thursday) "who needs no intro- 
duction" will be Neal Harlow, circuitously returning to Vancouver, B.C., 
after a grand tour of Canadian libraries and the A.L.A. sessions in Chicago. 
We expect to put him right to work on blueprint plans for the south addition 
and stack extension, proposals for which have been sent to this session of 
the State Legislature 

R.V. 



Ripe Age Attained by Broadcaster 

Something very special among library staff publications is the L-A.P.L- 
Broadcaster, which recently celebrated its 25th birthday -- just a few weeks 



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after the Public Library had observed the 25th anniversary of i ts Central Li- 
brary building The Broadcaster . published by the Library's Staff Associa 
tion, is special not alone because of its enormous age (as such things go in 
this part of the world) but because from the start it has been able to report 
news of its latge and spread-out staff conscientiously, but with a light 
touch, and it has cultivated a good-humored and objective attitude coward the 
work of the staff with its publii 

The B~oadcasie~ ' s present editor. Mary Pratt, wisely recognizes, in this 
anniversary i December 1951) that the paper has been "uncommonly blessed" 
in having had many accomplished contributors on its staff. Among these is 
the Library's gifted bibliographer, Armine Mackenzie; who writes a regular 
column on the back page of the paper. As he puts it, for twelve years now, 
off and on, he has been reporting his library misadventures; and because he 
has usually found it difficult to write very solemnly of his troubles he now 
wonders if perhaps there has been emerging in his Broadcaste r pages " s a self- 
portrait of colossal ineptitude." He hopes, though, that his readers will 
have discovered by now that he is "just kidding" when he tells, for example, 
of some of his "more spectacular defeats with maps, genealogical charts, 
catalog cards and incoming baskets." 

A more deft and discerning library columnist than Mr Mackenzie is 
probably not to be found; and our staff members will be repaid to take a look 
at The B r oad: asie -, which may be found on the staff reading shelves in the 
Catalog-Reference corridor. 



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UCLA Lib-ar.an is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office 
Editor; Everett Moore, Cont- ibut tng Editors: David Heron, George 

Scheerer Contributors to this issue: Miriam Fine, Ralph Lyon, Elizabeth 
Norton. Helene Schimansky, Florence Williams. 



UCLA LIBRARIAN 



UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY 
LOS ANGELES 24, CALIFORNIA 



^■LIBRARY0/c 







Volume 5 Number 10 



February 15 1952 



From the Librarian 

After at tending this morning s meeting of the Administrative Council of 
Deans I received a visit from Mrs. J Morris Slemons, generous donor of a 
Galsworthy collection in memory of her husband. 

Yesterday afternoon Professors Kenneth Macgowan and Ralph Freud met in 
my office to discuss plans for the Clark Library Founder s Day celebration 
to be held on June 1st after a lapse since 1949 due to torn up grounds. 

After my weekly visit to Clark Library on Wednesday I called on Mr. 
Jack Hellman to receive as a gift a collection of early Los Angeles deeds 
Alumni Secretary John B Jackson was my guest at the Zamorano luncheon, after 
which we inspected a portrait of Provost Dykstra by Winifred Rieber It is 
our hope to acquire this painting for the University and to hang it in the 
Library. Still later the same day I met at the LA PL with California Li- 
brarian editors Bertha Marshall and Armine Mackenzie to discuss contents of 
future issues. 

On Monday I gave a luncheon on campus for Captain and Mrs A. Ravagli 
and Aldous Huxley Mrs Ravagli is better known as Frieda Lawrence. 

Upon approval by officers W W Robinson. J Gregg Layne and Maj 1 
Ewing the Friends of the UCLA Library contributed substantially toward the 
purchase of twenty botanical water colors of California flora by Eugene 
Murman They will be added to earlier Murmans which the Library has been 
acquiring through the years as the artist painted them 

Neal Harlow was in town long enough to attend the 25th anniversary 
dinner of the Zamorano Club, at which Mr. Layne Mr. Vosper, and I were also 
present. After President Ward Ritchie was installed as successor to Dr 
Donald Charnock we heard a historical talk by charter member Charles K. 
Adams Also present was the venerable Henry A Wagner, well into his 90th 
year in a wheel chair guided by former staff member Edwin Carpenter now of 
the Huntington Library 

A busy week was made busier by the visit of Library School surveyor 
Robert D Leigh. In addition to an administrative luncheon, a staff talk, 
and a faculty round table. Dr. Leigh's local activities included a visit to 
Clark Library after which he dined at our home and we drove him to the air- 
port for an overnight flight to New York. Dr Leigh also visited the Uni- 
versity of Southern California, the Los Angeles Public Library and Immacu- 
late Heart College 



I have just turned over to Glen Dawson for his publication series t 
nuscript of a selective bibliography of novels and stories about south 
lifornia from Ramona to The Loved One My opinion is that good works 
1 about a region are better guides than bad works of fact. 

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Visitors 

W and Mrs W Edwin Gledhill. of Santa Barbara to consult manuscript 
materials on Mrs. Gledhill s grandfather Andrew B Gray, of the California 
Boundary Commission 1852 (January 24) 

Mrs Mary C Dittler of Old Lynne Connecticut. (January 30) 

William N Davis Jr Assistant Professor of History at U C Berkeley, 
in search of source material bearing on the history of the California Bar 
Association (January 31) 

Beverly Caverhill Librarian of the Los Angeles State College 
(January 31) 

Theodore A Heinrich Curator of Art at the Huntington Library and Art 
Gallery to inspect the Willitts J. Hole Collection of Paintings (One of 
the paintings in.'the collection Turner s Landscape with a Rainbow. will 
be noted in the catalogue for the Huntington s current Turner exhibition. ) 
( February 1) 

Miss Leatrice Dodd of the Los Angeles Public Library (February 1) 

Mrs Dorothy Jones Cook, of Los Angeles who was interested in seeing 
the papers of her two illustrious grandfathers. Senator John Percival Jones 
famous Comstocker' free silver advocate and founder of Santa Monica and 
Major General James Alexander Williamson, of Civil War Fame. (February 1) 

Robert Nathan, author of Portrait of Jenny after lunching with Profes- 
sor Kenneth Macgowan andMessrs Neal Harlow Wilbur Smith and Andrew Horn. 
t, February 6 ) 

Statistical Report 

The 1950/51 Statistics for College and University Libraries. collected 
annually by the Princeton University Library reports UCLA still 21st in 
size of book stock with 790 012 volumes If the Clark Library volumes were 
added in as they will be in future years we would be 19th on the list, 
with a total of 841 019 volumes 

The growth of our collections is relatively so rapid that we are bound, 
in any event to creep gradually up the scale We reported 72 139 volumes 
added during 1950/51. Only four libraries on the list exceeded that figure 
(Harvard 145 388 Illinois 93,451 CU 79 721 Yale 73 634)- The University 
Library at Berkeley is still the sixth largest in the country by volume 
count but third in size by staff count exceeded only by Harvard and 
Columbi a 

240 More 

Last week the towering crate in the aisle of the Public Catalog (des- 
cribed by one student as a new shipment of typewriter ribbons) was stripped 
away and to the amazement of all but the Catalog Department revealed yet 
another unit of 240 drawers which brings the total number up to 2316. 
Remington Rand s Malin Wing had come out from town to supervise the unpack- 
ing and assembling of the unit and a couple of student assistants went to 
work helping /him get it in place in the southwest corner of the room -- where 
incidentally the alphabet will now begin instead of on the north side. And 



— --——— «••»* — -*-■*-/ v*» v u-*.fituuwu >i u. a- J. kivST* i. 1 ^ fin IIIO^VOU \J J. Ull »j1H_ 

by this week Esther Koch and her corps of assistants were well into the job 
of redist libuting the contents of the entire catalog, having already com- 
pleted the processes of measuring the cards marking new divisions and pre- 
paring new labels on the Vari Typer 

How often does this happen? The last two times were September 1947 and 
August 1949. It will therefore be about 1954 that we may expect to en- 
counter another outsize crate in the Public Catalog at which time we shall 
probably remark that It seems only yesterday 

Wherewill it ill end? Only aseer would venture to say. But with every 
addition of 240 drawers the Circulation people in the little offices along 
the edge of the Public Catalog must realize how it feels to live on the rim 
of a glacier 

Branch Notes 

University of British Columbia Librarian Neal Harlow was the feature 
attraction at the monthly meeting of the Branch Librarians on February 5 
Mr. Vosper also visited to avert any possible recruiting to B.C. Neal re- 
counted his experiences in his new post at Vancouver emphasizing the li- 
brary's problems and plans Asked about the branch libraries on his new 



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campus Neal retorted "there aren t any ~- yet ' With that the branch 
librarians took Neal with them and showed him the new Engineering Library 
which was conveniently holding its highly successful open house. 

Where Animals Are Guides 

A three- inch high mural which stretches above seven sections of picture- 
book shelving in the University Elementary School library has recently been 
completed by an art student among that library s student assistants. Mrs. 
Vaughan points out that this mural permits classification of such books by 
subject - the subject being represented by a picture wild animals dogs 
machines other lands people horses birds and so forth. The very young 
children those from kindergarten through the second grade can now find the 
books they want and can put them away again accurately 

During the current recess between semesters while most of the picture 
books have been in the library Mrs Vaughan and her assistants have been 
checking tentative classifications making necessary changes and marking the 
books and the catalog. Some questions she says such as whether a rabbit is 
a wild animal or a farm animal remain to be settled. 

The Louis Knott Koontz Memorial Award 

An annual award for the most deserving article or document to be pub- 
lished in the Pacific Historical Review has been established in honor of the 
late Louis Knott Koontz by a group of his students colleagues and friends. 
Professor Koontz was for many years editor of the Review and gave great en- 
couragement to scholarship through its pages John W Caughey announces for 
the Sponsoring Committee that the exact amount of the award and the term of 
years during which it will be offered will be contingent on the amount sub- 
scribed. The Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association, 
the publisher of the Review will take custody of the fund and will adminis- 
ter the awards Dr John A Schutz of the California Institute of Technology 
is receiving contributions to the fund 

Reports From Midwest 

A few days after their return from library meetings in the Midwest Mr. 
Collison and Miss Hagan reported in some detail to the staff on their experi- 
ences at A. LA AC R L. and A R L meetings at the staff meeting called 
for this purpose by Mr Powell John Smith laid low with a touch of pneu- 
monia immediately on his return to a suddenly balmy Southland was unable to 
appear on this panel but even from his sickbed he very kindly prepared for 
us one of the reports we are pleased to publish below Following are infor- 
mal notes prepared for the UCLA Librarian by our three returned travellers- 

Robert Colli son 

As our plane roared away from Los Angeles circled over the Pacific and 
turned inland over the mountains I began to wonder in what respects the Mid- 
winter Meeting of the American Library Association might differ from our 
British conferences. It was a bright sunny day and the desert stretched end- 
lessly beneath u s My speculations were eventually interrupted by the sight 
of the Grand Canyon with its immense candelabra of pink and grey rock rising 
out of the great rift in the earth s surface and I thought of other things 
as we went on over the vast agricultural plains of the Midwest It was dark 
before we reached Chicago and as we stepped from the plane the bitter cold 
made our ears tingle and made me regret the hat I had forgotten to bring. 

In the morning the snow flakes were falling lazily past our eleventh- 
storey window and although the heat inside the hotel was similar to that of 
a hothouse the ten-block walk to the Conference hotel was a painful experi- 
ence. The hotel was on the shore of the lake and in its great corridors 
there were throngs of people for two conferences were being held there at 
the same time. Chicago is not only the headquarters of most of the profes- 
sional and trade associations in the United States it is also the natural 
conference town of the western hemisphere and catering for delegates has 
become a vast enterprise there Narrowly avoiding being caught up in a meet- 
ing on farm insurance we made our way to a more modest ballroom where the 
Acquisition Department Heads of research libraries were to hold a Round 
Table. 



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King Arthur s board would not have sufficed for the crowd we found there, 
and there was a general air of expectancy which was explained when the Chair- 
man Mr Joseph Groesbeck of the United Nations library introduced a discus- 
sion on the Criteria of Book Selection which included a statement from Mr. 
Ralph A Ulveling Librarian of Detroit on the methods of dealing with 
books of a controversial nature Owing to the pressure now being exerted in 
various cities in America to label books of an extremist political nature 
the subject was of general interest and was discussed further in two meetings 
later in the week 

Even the most energetic delegate could not have attended more than a 
quarter of the meetings which were offered him But in addition, there were 
numerous other attractions: alumni of the different library schools state 
associations and societies of different types of libraries were all holding 
informal meetings and parties throughout the week Old friends were holding 
reunions sometimes the first in years And then there were the outside 
attractions of the many fine libraries which Chicago possesses- the magnifi 
cent new premises of the Midwest Inter Library Center -- one of the most 
imaginative developments in modern 1 i brari ansh ip anywhere the beautiful 
Technological Institute Library at the Northwestern University and the fine 
University Library there the remarkable John Crerar Library where Mr 
Herman H Henkle is achieving so much in difficult circumstances the enor 



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..jous Chicago Public Library with its sixty two branches, and the University 
of Chicago Library with its exciting plans for a new building which will in- 
corporate many new and unusual features 

And there was Chicago itself dirty and chill under the sullen January 
skies but fringed with snowy shores and pale blue water with the children 
skating on the ice under the arc-lamps and the enormous skyscrapers weather- 
ing the storms from the lake The Council member who suggested that Chicago 
was not the right meeting place had no supporters 

Jeanne t te Hagan 

In icy Iowa City I attended the dedication of the new Library of the 
State University of Iowa on January 25 Among the speakers were Dr E. F. 
D Arms Associate Director of the Humanities Division of the Rockefeller 
Foundation who spoke on The Global Responsibilities of the Scholar/' The 
afternoon symposium on "The Contribution of a Uni versity Library to Teaching 
and Research' included speeches by the President of the State University, 
Virgil Hancher and the Librarian Ralph Ellsworth 

On Saturday the 26th I attended the meetings of the Association of 
Research Libraries from ten o clock in the morning until after ten that 
night with time out for lunch and dinner with the group The meetings were 
held in the Senate chamber of the Old Capitol Building built in 1840- I 
was the only woman present in a group of about fifty library leaders 
Charles W David of the University of Pennsylvania completed his five years 
as executive secretary and was given a standing ovation Robert A Miller, 
director of the Indiana University Libraries was elected executive secre- 
tary for the next five years 

Sunday was clear and cold I had the choice of an old Mickey Rooney, 
Gene Autrey or Gary Cooper film so I answered my Christmas cards in the 
spacious room assigned me at the Hotel Jefferson The room needed paint, 
new carpet clean drapes and new furniture 

On Monday I journeyed to Chicago where it was clear cold, and windy. 
I was proxy for Mr Powell at the two meetings of the Council of the American 
Library Association. On Tuesday at the Serials Round Table I was able to 
personally thank John Andriot for the wonderful service he gives UCLA in his 
capacity as Documents Expeditor and also to learn about another new library 
machine the Photoclerk now being used experimentally in a number of univer- 
sity libraries including CU 

I resolved never to leave home again without a map of the Los Angeles 
area since I found it most difficult to draw a map accurately showing the 
location of UCLA in relation to the ocean the mountains and the valley, as 
well as to the metropolitan center of Los Angeles 

Saturday I flew home on a non stop Mainliner flight 450 miles south of 
the regular course and at times 20 000 feet up The San Bernardino mountains 
were beautiful with their covering of snow It was fun to go away but it was 
even more fun to get back to UCLA again, 



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John Smi th 

Six of the nine members of A. L As Committee on Intellectual Freedom 
met together during the Midwinter Meeting to discuss programs and procedures 
to protect the Library Bill of Rights and to define the functions of this 
Committee. Meeting at closed sessions on Monday Tuesday and Wednesday 
the Committee was able to exchange information to work together on details 
of the open meeting planned for Thursday and the report to Council on 
Friday. 

The open meeting was devoted to the work of state committees on Intel- 
lectual Freedom. William S- Dix of Rice Institute chairman of the A.L.A. 
Committee presided Paul Bixler of Antioch College Chairman of the Ohio 
committee told the audience of about 100 librarians that his committee was 
principally a stand-by committee, or watchdog to receive complaints about 
infringements upon intellectual freedom. I then told the group about the 
larger concept of the California committee and explained the machinery which 
the committee has devised to keep itself informed as well as to educate the 
library profession as to its potential role as defender of intellectual free- 
dom. The California committee, organized in 1940 is the oldest of the state 
commi ttees. 

The secretary of the A.L.A. Committee David K Berninghausen of the 
Cooper Union Library, took over the meeting to ask for advice about the best 
use of the committee s plan for a workshop on intellectual freedom in June 
in connection with the A.L.A. Conference in New York The idea which 
received the most notice was presented by Verner Clapp who proposed that 
the group attempt to define or describe the philosophic bases of book selec- 
tion . 

The report to Council was concerned with the importance at this time of 
deep agreement within the library profession on the principles expressed in 
the Library Bill of Bights. Ralph Ulveling of the Detroit Public Library 
replied to the Committee report (as he had earlier to the committee's arti- 
cle in the November ALA Bulletin) that the committee had not dealt fairly 
with his remarks to Council last June. 

After a brief series of comments the controversial matter remained un- 
resolved but apparently had been lifted above the level of personalities. 

Associate Librarian s Notes 

I met recently with C. S E A. Chapter 44 s Personnel Committee to begin 
my second three year term Mrs Corinne Wootton of the School of Business 
Administration was re-elected Chairman. 

The we ek- end se s sions of the 22nd annual general Council meeting of the 
C.S.E.A was as usual a most hardworking and effective session. I con- 
sider it a true honor to have been a delegate now to three of these sessions. 
This one met all day Saturday and Sunday the 9th and 10th. at the Piltmore 
Hotel. Delegates are selected to represent each 100 members in any chapter. 
Our UCLA Chapter had fifteen there under the direction of chapter President 
Donald Cariker and all told there were 432 delegates who operated under the 
shrewd chairmanship of State President Thomas Stead, UCLA s efficient and 
friendly Senior Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds. 

Ralph Ester quest , Director of the Midwest Inter -Library Center is in 
southern California this week, and several of us have had interesting dis- 
cussions with him about the fabulous Center ; which is now in operation, as 
Bobert Collison recently proved and about the library situation in Califor- 
nia. 

My recent visit to Santa Barbara was made memorable by a tour of the 
Goleta campus to which Santa Barbara College will move in the next year or 
two. The site has uncommon charm, an isolated and extensive peninsula right 
on the beach north of Santa Barbara How I would love to have gone to 
college on such a location. Librarian Donald Davidson is really going to 
have to lure students to bring them into the library and away from the beach 
and the lagoon I know where Id have been! 

Thanks to the willing assistance last year of geography Professor 
Clifford MacFadden during his stay in Ceylon we have just received one of 
several shipments of books from that little known member of the British 
Commonwealth of Nations so interesting in its history, ancient and recent, 
and in its culture 



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We now have a number of useful books published in recent years in 
Colombo books we might never have even heard of if it were not for Professor 
MacFadden s help 

There is a history of Sinhalese literature and another of the Sinhalese 
novel several volumes of geographical interest a general sociological re- 
port on the people of Ceylon and books on the constitutional and legal his- 
tory of the island. 

I am reminded of the Library s uncommon debt to UCLA s peripatetic geo- 
graphers. Professor Zierer in Australia some years ago and his doctoral 
student Robert Lamb now in New Zealand Emeritus Professor George McBride 
during his years on the west coast of South America- Professor Joseph Spencer 
in the Philippines a couple of years ago Professor Benjamin Thomas last 
summer in North Africa and Professor Henry Bruman now in Brazil - all of 
these people took time out from their research to buy search and list book 
and report on bookstores in the world s out- of- the way corners. 



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Medical Fraternity Meets at Clark 



The Phi Chi Medical Fraternity of US C. held its February meeting at 
the Clark Library on the evening of the 4th at which were present thirty- 
eight members and wives. Mr Archer spoke to them on the history and de- 
velopment of the science of Medicine in the 17th century, as illustrated in 
the Library s collection of medical books of that period. 

Good Reading from Yale 

That always readable journal The Yale University Library Gazette, 
which reports quarterly on the rich holdings and new acquisitions of the 
Yale Library offers in its January issue a particularly choice memoir by 
Carl Van Vechten entitled Some : Literary Ladies I Have Known In his 
collection of reminiscences of such figures of his acquaintance as Mabel 
Dodge Luhan Gertrude Stein Ellen Glasgow and Elinor Wylie he includes an 
entertaining sketch of Gertrude Atherton: 

'Her tastes were all violent and extreme her prejudices ex- 
cessive her habits all personal. She indulged in smoking but 
drank very little a glass of champagne every year or so, as a 
toast on some state occasion It was her custom to read herself 
to sleep late every night with a box of caramels at her elbow, in- 
to which she dipped frequently with gusto. The unique vegetables 
she could stomach were asparagus and artichokes neither of which 
is notable for nourishment At dinner she frequently consumed a 
steak and she was fond of ice cream. For her birthday I usually 
sent her a carton of cigarettes and a box of caramels She was 
well ove? ninety when she died proving the advantages of a con- 
sistent diet Her straw color hair her fine set of teeth and 
her mjjrble like shoulders were fabulous even to an advanced age. 
and she was by no means averse to exhibiting the latter Her 
handwriting was the most illegible in my experience more illeg- 
ible eren than the writing of Gertrude Stein, which is almost 
hyperbole- one had to fathom her meaning by mystic procedures. 
She rid herself of unwelcomed possessions, including books al- 
most as rapidly as she attained them? There are no attics in 
apartment houses. On one of the rare occasions when she was ill 
she wrote me I think Id almost as soon be in jail as in a hos- 
pital. The experience must be more interesting and voluntary at 
any rate ' ' 



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February 29. 1952 



From the Librarian 

San Francisco (via LP) -■ This morning I spoke to the Browning Society 
of San Francisco on the poetry of Robert Browning and related matters 
following which I lunched with the Society's president Mrs. M C. Sloss. 

Tomorrow I am lunching in Palo Alto at the home of Stanford Press s 
Manager Donald Bean and Mrs Bean r particularly to meet with Miss 
Mirrielees. former editor of The Pacific Spectator who went so far in her 
encouragement as to print examples of my work! 

Ye sterday I was on the Berkeley campus for a meeting with Librarian 
Coney and Dean Danton, my co-members of the Library Council s Executive 
Committee. The Council will hold its spring meeting at La Jolla on April 
23-24 and will feature an enlarged visitors session on personnel matters. 

Earlier this week I had to forego the pleasure of attending the 
Huntington Library's Founder's Day celebration in order to keep an appoint- 
ment with President Sproul. 

Last week was fuller than usual because the holiday on the 22nd crowded 
a five-day week into four On Friday night I gave my British talk con 
variazioni to the Severance Club of Los Angeles Earlier in the week my 
wife and I attended a dinner meeting of the Society for the History of 
Medical Science presided over by Dr Carpenter of the Medical Society, 
aided by Miss Darling, and heard a talk by Dr. Holman of Stanford on the 
centenary of William Halsted. pioneer surgeon of the Hopkins school. Table 
favors were miniature rubber gloves in recognition of one of Dr. Halsted' s 
innovations in surgical techniques. 

Another evening Miss King and Messrs. Moore, Horn, and Vosper and I 
attended a dinner meeting of the Council of the Graduate Students Associa- 
tion The purpose was to answer questions about library service to graduate 
studen ts . 

Accompanied by Professor Crowley the distinguished English biblio- 
grapher Theodore Besterman visited the Library one day last week. When I 
invited Mr. Collison to my office the two gentlemen met formally for the 
first time, and confessed afterward to being backfence neighbors in 
Hampst ead! 

I suggest that the staff earmark the date of Friday, March 7th. 2:30 p.m.. 
at which time an unusual event will occur in Library 180 ; primarily for the 
Friends of the UCLA Library If there prove to be enough seats I shall 
announce details a day or two before and admit all the staff who are inter- 
ested and for whom there is room. 



L.C P. 



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Personnel Notes 



Mrs Katherine C Baker, who is filling the position of Senior Library 
Assistant in the Biomedical Library ; received both her B.A. and MA in 
Botany at UCLA, and has been a research assistant at UCLA and a teaching 
assistant at Cornell University 

Betty A Boukidis formerly a student assistant in the Undergraduate 
Library, has been appointed Senior Library Assistant replacing Robert 
Bagley who is studying this semester in the University 

Mrs Shirley B Cain has been appointed Senior Typist Clerk in the 
Catalog Department, replacing Mrs. Elaine Selufsky. She has been a student 
at UCLA and Long Beach City College, and for several years wrote a column 
for the Long Beach Press Telegram. 

Mrs Patricia J Campbel I has been appointed Typist-Clerk in the Cata 

log Department replacing Mrs. Mary Helen Kilbury. Mrs Campbell received 

her B.A at UCLA this month with a Prel ibr ari anship major and is a member 
of Phi Beta Kappa. 

Mrs Myrtle K Greenspan has been appointed Senior Library Assistant in 
the Acquisitions Department replacing Mrs Mary Lou McCormick. She has 
been employed by the Temple University Library Philadelphia and the Los 
Angeles City Board of Education. 

Mrs Dorothy Thomason , formerly Atomic Energy Commission Librarian on 
the campus has been given a temporary part-time appointment as Librarian I 
in the Reference Department to fill in part the vacancy caused by Mrs Grace 
Shumaker s resignation 

Exhibit News 

Eden Philpotts and His Work. 1862- will be the subject of Mr. Bellin s 
next main Library exhibition to be shown early in March It will replace 
the present exhibition of Illustrators of Printed Books which is proving of 
great interest particularly to students in an Introduction to Art' course 
who have of all things been seen lined up before the display cases day 
after day taking notes on the items inside. 



A M L Classification Reviewed by G Scheerer 

George Schee.rTr s review of the first edition of the Army Medical Li- 
brary Classification has been published in the January issue of the Bulletin 
of the Medical Library Association 

Visitors 

Jean K t inordl inger Los Angeles, who collects California booksellers 
labels and binders tickets. (February 7) 

Menn» Her t zberger proprietor of the In ternationaal Antiquariaat 
Amsterdam from whom the Library acquired its Spinoza Collection, (February 

Wallace W Douglas. Assistant Professor of English at Northwestern Uni- 
versity, and Robert W Frank, Assistant Professor of English at the Illinois 
Institute of Technology, both engaged in research at the Huntington Library 
(February 13) 

Charles Thomas Kelley. formerly of East Jaffrey New Hampshire, and now 
of Los Angeles Mr Kelley who graduated from Hope College Holland 
Michigan last June is Miss Humiston's nephew (February 14) 

David Magee, San Francisco bookseller, visited the Library with Mr 
Archer. (February 14) 

Donald W Peters, of Glendale.. employed in research on Western American 
diplomatic history of the 20th Century, under Ford Foundation auspices 
( February 18) 



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Bibliographical Detection in Australia 

Of special interest to us in connection with the new Aust-al ian Library 
Journal noted below by Mr Vosper is this item in its October 1951 issue 
about a Bibliographical Detection achieved by Miss Phyllis Mander Jones 
whom we remember so pleasantly from her visit to UCLA in March 1949 during 
her tour of American libraries 

Miss Mander Jones Mitchell Librarian in Sydney recently identi 
fied a rare book offered for sale as the copy which should have been 
safe in a Scandinavian Royal Library. An exchange of cables proved her 
identification and in the event more than fifty books in the possession 
of an immigrant who had worked in the Library were found to belong to 
it. Book plates stamps cataloguing marks and numbers had all been 
fairly skilfully removed or covered over and there would probably have 
been no suspicion except for the rarity of the book offered and Miss 
Mander Jones skill and experience in bibliographical detection. 

Associate Librarian s Notes 

Mr Judson D Metzgar a member of the Friends group recently provided 
for Mrs Mok and me and Professors Rudolph and Arimitsu a special showing of 
portions of his extensive and historically rich collection of Japanese print s 

The day before Ralph Esterquest s departure Mr Powell and I with 
several other local librarians chatted and lunched with him at U S C where 
Lewis Stieg was the generous host 

One of the newest members of the library literature family is The 
Australian Library Journal (Vol 1 No 1 July 1951) published by the Li 
brary Association of Australia of which we are a subscribing corporate mem- 
ber Mr John Metcalfe Principal Librarian of the Public Library of New 
South Wales (Sydney) and both Editor of the Jownal and Honorary General 
Secretary of the Association writes with enthusiasm of the prospects The 
first issue contains interesting material on the history of library organiza 
tion in Australia The Association recently reorganized is also an examin 
ing body like the Library Association of Great Britain 

I was born too late for such high-brow literary fare as St Nicholas and 
Youth's Companion but fortunately in time to wait expectantly each month for 
The Ame r ican Boy A recently published and all too short American Boy An- 
thology, brought back good memories of such characters as Mark Tidd Jibby 
Jones Renfrew of the Royal Mounted and Bonehead Jim Tierney T almost for- 
got to come back from lunch the day it arrived and on returning was disap 
pointed to find we don t have a file of The American Boy 

R. V 

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Harold L Leupp 1877 1952 

Harold L Leupp, Librarian Emeritus of the University Library at Berkeley 
who died on February 11 was appointed Librarian in 1919 at the close of a 
period of extraordinary development in the University s history. President 
Benjamin Ide Wheeler who resigned just two weeks after the retirement of Mr 
Leupp s predecessor Joseph C Rowell had said when he arrived in Berkeley 
in 1899 to become President Give me a library and I'll build a university 
about it Mr. Leupp as Associate Librarian from 1910 to 1919 was to par- 
ticipate importantly in building that library during its period of most rapid 
growth It almost doubled in size in less than ten years In 1911 its 
220 000 volumes had been moved from Bacon Hall to the new Doe building under 
Mr Leupp s direction, with military precision and efficiency as one ob 
server said 

In Rowell s forty-four years as Librarian the collection grew from about 
13 000 to 400 000 volumes. Mr Leupp in his twenty six years as Librarian 
saw it increase to well over 1 250,000 volumes at the time of his retirement 
in 1945 the Library having become under his leadership one of the major uni- 
versity libraries in the United States and he was to live to see it grow to 
its present size of almost 2 000 000 volumes 

But of course Mr Leupp s achievements are not to be measured only in 



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terms of size or strength of collections. In his first annual report (1918- 
19) in paying tribute to his predecessor, he offered insight into his own 
ideals of librarianship which those who worked with him know he translated 
in to reali ty 

'Routine and the machinery of administration, necessary features oi the 
present complicated structure with its thousands of readers and multifarious 
activities have replaced the simpler methods of an earlier day but nothing 
will ever replace the kindly interest and the courteous personal service 
which those earlier readers received from the man who made the library. Of 
the many who profit from them there may be some who consider and appreciate 
the ripe knowledge and the high ideals which went to that making, but only 
those who know the story can realize the devotion to duty, the patient drud 
gery and the unsparing attention to detail directed through so many years to 
the same end And now that the time has come to rest from those labors, and 
to enjoy the fruits thereof, the honored presence of our Librarian Emeritus 

title well earned and proudly to be worn will continue a living reminder 

of the vital truths that Method is a poor substitute for Knowledge and Ap 
paratus for Personality 

Several members of our staff, including the Editor, once worked under 
Mr. Leupp in the Library at Berkeley and recollect now the impression made 
on them as they were starting on their library careers by his vigorous per- 
sonality and character Miss King worked under his direct supervision for 
more thanayear as stack supervisor and speaks of it as a privilege i f often 
an arduous one, to have experienced the guidance of this ' perfectionist par 
excellence and she is grateful that her "youthful enthusiasm for librarian 
ship was given an initial impetus toward the University field by that unbeat- 
able combination of Harold L. Leupp and Sydney B Mitchell/ Martin Thomas 
recalls of his seven years of service at Berkeley that although this was ■■ 
period of economic depression when library work loads were exceptionally 
heavy Mr. Leupp was able to preserve high standards of performance by hi 
staff and his courteous and considerate interest in individual staff men 
problems never lessened 



s a 

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members 



"Harold Leupp gave me my first university library job says Mr Vosper 
and under circumstances which have made me eternally grateful for his uncom- 
mon sense of fairness To this great virtue he soon added evidence of another 

- simple and practical kindliness -- when I h ad a 1 ong bout with illness dur- 
ing my junior year on a large and busy staff. 

Later I came to know and respect his socially enlightened thinking and the 
monumental success with which he built one of the world s great university 
libraries Only a man of strong character and broad vision could have led the 
phenomenal development of the powerful Berkeley Library way out on the Pa- 
cific Coast The history of that development needs to be written 

.Among other administrative details I think of the Agricultural Refer- 
ence Service and the Biology Library (Lawrence Thompson wrote that Mr. Leupp s 
was one of the earliest suggestions that hitherto existing departmental li- 
braries be consolidated into large groups , ), the exploitation of their 
generous an'y vigorous publications exchange program which has accounted for 
much of the research di stinction o f the library and the early use of a corps of 
assistant and associate librarians who have gone on to direct other important 
1 ibraries. 

Like his father before him for whom the town of Leupp, Arizona was 
named because of his constructive work for the betterment of American Indians, 
Harold Leupp 1 eaves a di stingui shed and lasting memorial to hi s public service." 

Although I never had the pri vilege o f working for Harold Leupp." Mr 
Powell remarks I had many occasions to admi re the man and his work. Most of 
these occurred during the year I was a studen t in the Berkeley Library School, 
My sanctuary was in the lofty bookstack and I recall once up on the 9th level 
when I had successfully located an obscu re reference in the Dijon Academy publi- 
cations it was just then that Mr. Leupp came stern- faced down the aisle. 

This isagreat library! I exclaimed clutching the particular volume I had 
been seeking and I shall always remember the boyish smi le o f satis faction that 
relaxed his face as he passed by." 

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Editor Everett Moore Contributing Editors: David Heron George Scheerer. 
Contributors to this issue- Ralph Lyon Elizabeth Norton. Helene Schimansky 



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Volume 5 Number 12 



March 14, 1952 



From the Librarian 

As a member of the advisory Committee on the County Medical Association 
Library I dined last night at the Jonathan Club with the Library's trustees. 
The purpose of the dinner meeting was to discuss long-range plans for the Li- 
brary, particularly in relation to the growth of our Biomedical Library. 

On Wednesday I was in Taft, Kern County, to speak at a luncheon of towns- 
people sponsored by the local chapter of the Association of American Univer- 
sity Women. 



Earl ier this week 
present the manuscript 
work seems to me to be 



Don Ryan, Her aid- Expre s s writer, came to the Library to 
of his novel, Angel's Flight Published in 1927, this 
one of the best novels about Los Angeles. 



Last week Mr. Vosper and I were guests of Professor Brainerd Dyer at a 
luncheon of historians honoring John E. Pomfret, the new Director of the 
Huntington Library. The group included Professor Frederick B. Tolles, a mem- 
ber of the Research Staff at the Huntington, Director James Monaghan of the 
Illinois State Historical Society and Professor Ray Allen Billington of 
Northwestern University, both Research Fellows at the Huntington, Marvin W. 
McFarland, Special Consultant in the Aeronautics Division of the Library of 
Congress, and Professor John W. Caughey. Afterwards we showed the visitors 
through the Library. 

Professor Maj I Ewing gave generously to the Clark and University librar- 
ies of his time last week. On Wednesday evening he addressed a West Adams 
meeting of the Zamorano Club on "Some Ups and Downs of Literary Reputations 
in 19th Century England." On Friday he chaired the discussion at the Friends 
of the UCLA Library 's extraordinary panel on D.K.Lawrence. Those of the st aff who 
attended the overflow meeting will, I am sure, long remember the combination 
of Lawrence's widow, Frieda, and his friend, Aldous Huxley, plus graduate 
student Mrs. Dorothy Mitchell, responding frankly to Professor Ewing' s artful 
questions. The meeting was graciously opened and closed by Friends' Presi- 
dent W. W. Robinson. 

L.C.P. 

Charter Day Arrangements 

The University ' s 8hth Charter Day exercises on this campus will be held 
in Royce Hall next Thursday, March 20th. The address will be delivered at 
10:30 a.m. by Arthur Lehman Goodhart, Master of University College, Oxford. 
As usual, according to the President's instructions, the Library doors will 
be closed from 10 o'clock until the conclusion of the program. No readers 
will be admitted during this period, but those already in the building will 
be permitted to remain. Regular staff may attend the program unless their 
duties prevent. Student assistants scheduled for 11 a.m. will be admitted 
via the Receiving Room door in order to be on hand at the reopening of the 
buil ding. 



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Phillpotts at Ninety 

For the current exhibition of the drama, prose, and poetry of Eden 
Phillpotts, Paul Jordan -Smi th has written a brief commentary to accompany 
the exhibit items which represent the long and prolific career of the 
ninety-year old British novelist Philpotts's latest books, From the Angle 
of 88 and Through a Glass Darkly, appeared in 1951. 

Mr Jordan-Smith names Children of the Mist, Widecombe Fair, Orphan 
Dinah, and The Secret Woman (in the Dartmoor novels series) as Philpotts's 
most distinguished novels. His first mystery story, My Adventure in the Fly- 
ing Scotsman, published in 1888, antedated the advent of Sherlock Holmes. He 
wrote several mystery stories under the pseudonym "Harrington Hext"; and the 
trilogy, Bred in the Bone, Witch's Cauldron, and A Shadow Passes, are among 
the most famous of mystery novels. Among examples of the many plays he wrote 
is The Farmer's Wife, first produced in the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in 
1916, and in Phillpotts' s own opinion the apogee of his career as an author. 

Examples from the Library's collection of Phillpotts correspondence are 
also shown. 

S-L-A. Meeting Tonight at S C. 

Dr. Roslyn B- Slater, Research Associate of the Department of Biochem- 
istry at the University of Southern California Medical School, will address 
the Special Libraries Association, Southern California Chapter, at its meet- 
ing tonight, at 7:30, in the Art and Lecture Room of the Doheny Memorial Li- 
brary at S. C. His subject will be "Nutritional Aspects of Arteriosclerosis." 
Following the lecture, tea will be served in the Medical Library to S L.A. 
members and friends. 

Honest! 

Among the eight textbooks dropped from the approved list by the New 
York City Board of Education "on the grounds that they contained slurring 
references to minority groups" was A Hyatt Verril's text, Strange Insects 
and Their Stories, "which one board member said has 'invidious references to 
the superiority of white ants over black ants.'" The New York Herald Tribune 
carried the report on February 29 

Gifts to the Library 

William McPherson, of Orange, has given the Department of Special 
Collections a copy of Frederick Vernon Coville's Botany of the Death Valley 
Expedition ( Wjs^ington, D. C. , 1893). 

Mr. and Mrs Sidney Armer, of Fortune, California,, have presented auto- 
graphed copies of six of their own books. Laura Adams (Mrs. Sidney) Armer 
is the author of all six; Southwest (New York, 1935) is illustrated by Mrs. 
Armer, Waterless Mountain (New York, 1950) is illustrated by both Mr. and 
Mrs. Armer, and three of the others by Mr. Armer. They also presented 
original letters written by HL- Mencken and Hendrik Willem van Loon and a 
copy of a letter from Austin Lewis. 

Professor Malbone W. Graham has given the Government Publications Room 
seven proclamations to the people of the Marshall Islands, printed in Eng- 
lish and Japanese, and issued by the Military Governor, Admiral C.W. Nimitz, 
on specific rules of conduct under the American Military Occupation. 

The Department of Special Collections has recently received the 
original manuscripts of the following books: The Melville Log, a Documentary 
, f l °l Z er t uan . Me } vllle > fror " Jay Leyda; The City and the Tsar, from Harold 
Lamb, I Helped Make a University, from Dr. Ernest Carroll Moore; and Presi- 
dent's Lady, from Irving Stone. 

Report From Hawke' s Bay, N. Z. 

H a wk P "?RL P T Ze 7" rT kS Jam ? S G ° rdon Wilson > of Wetherby, Waipukuran, in 
»™™ \ Y New Zealand, in a letter to Mr. Thomas, "spend their money on 

on ZU TT WlnC ' * nd ° therS los f, lt on hors «s. I have sunk quite a sum 
on books. There are few private collections in N.Z. equal to mine " 



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Mr. Wilson, author of The Golden Jubilee History of Hatuma (Napier, 
1951; a copy of which he has just kindly sent us), The Centennial History of 
Hawke's Bay (Dunedin and Wellington, 1939), to which he was the chief contri 
butor, and The Founding of Hawke's Bay, privately published this year, men- 
tions that he had just shorn 3100 sheep which yielded 30.000 pounds of wool. 
He lives on a 647 acre farm in a district with a sheep population of approxi 
mately 100,000, counting the annual crop of lambs. 

The shearing he explains, is done by electrically operated shearing 
machines, "on contract by a Maori who supplies the shearers fleece pickers, 
wool sorters, and pressers... The flock owner finds sleeping accommodation 
and cooking facilities and provides say one sheep per day for each eight 
hands (women and men) as meat This year the price per hundred sheep was 
£15 -- that is 3/- per sheep. It cost me £300 for shearing 2000 big sheep... 
The Maori contractor pays his shearers £6 per 100. As many of them shear 
250 per day they make a good deal of money but spend it very freely." 

Historic Japanese American Manuscript Acquired 

An important manuscript in the history of Japanese-United States foreign 
relations, lost to scholars for many years, has just turned up at UCLA. It 
is the Memoir es of Henry C.J. Heusken who accompanied Townsend Harris in 
1855 on his mission to japan as our first Con sul -General to that newly-opened 
country. Heusken, a linguist, was Harris's secretary and interpreter. The 
two sailed from New York on October 17, 1855, and arrived in Japan in August 
the following year. Harris and Heusken were virtually cut off from the rest 
of the world for several years among a people hostile to their mission. 

Harris survived, and we have his Journal , in printed form, as penned 
and illustrated by Heusken. Japanese zealots, however, killed Heusken in 
1861. Extracts from his memoirs were published in German some twenty years 
ago. And then the manuscript seems to have been lost. 

The Library has just recently acquired it, but knows little of its 
intervening history. It runs to 365 pages, is written in French, and con- 
tains a number of intriguing, tiny detailed ink-wash drawings by the author. 
One of these shows the United States Consulate at Shimoda in 1856. It is 
almost, but not quite, identical to the illustration, also by Heusken, re- 
produced in Harris's Journal, where it is described as the only authentic 
view of the grounds of the consulate and its buildings, and of the flagstaff 
flying the first consular flag ever seen in Japan. 

Theatre Library Association Meets at Studio 

Last Saturday several people from UCLA went over to the 20th Century- 
Fox Studio for a meeting of the Theatre Library Association at which several 
producers talked to the group about their work: Charles Brackett, writer 
and producer for 20th Century-Fox ("Sunset Boulevard," "Lost Weekend," etc.), 
James H Butler, Professor of Drama at S. C. , who described the successful 
production of "The Braggart Warrior" there last year, and Howard Young, one 
of whose current productions is the travelling company of "The Cocktail 
Party.' - " After the morning meeting a luncheon was served in the Studio Cafe. 
The hostess, Miss Frances Richardson, was chairman for the day. Those 
attending from UCLA were Messrs. Collison, Vosper, Moore, and Lew Brown of 
the Library and Messrs. William Melnitz and William Adams of the Department 
of Theater Arts. 

Turner Away for Awhile 

"Landscape With Rainbow", the Turner painting which normally hangs in 
the Library, until such time as the entire Willitts J. Hole Collection 
leaves us for its gallery in the new Art Building, has joined the Turner 
Centenary Exhibition at the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, 
which has been extended until March 23. Theodore A. Heinrich, Curator of 
Art at the Huntington, made a hurried trip over from San Marino on a recent 
rainy afternoon, to pick up the painting just an hour or so after the Regents 
had granted approval for its loan. Between the time of the Regents' action 
and Mr. Heinrich' s arrival, a couple of members of the Reference Department 
had got the Turner off the wall and ready to be wrapped in one of the 
Huntington's softest baby blankets for its ride to San Marino. From the 
story and picture in Monday's Times it appears the trip was successful. 



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Associate Librarian s Notes 

J had a most illuminating visit recently with Mr. J N Bowman 
Historian in the California State Archives who called to discuss the need 
for laminating equipment to preserve early state records. 

Monday last week, with Mary De Wolfe just taking over her new duties 
in charge of the Art Library I met with the Art Department Library Committee 

- Professors Carl Sheppard Karl With Annita Delano and Margaret Riswold. 
The previous week Miss De Wolfe and I had laid preliminary plans with Dean 
David Jackey Acting Chairman of the Department 

With the Committee we discussed Miss De Wolfe s broad responsibilities 
for books slides, and reproductions This is a library program we have 
looked forward to for several years. It should be greatly beneficial to the 
Art instructional program which needs library materials on a laboratory basis, 
and also to the Main Library where we have been embarrassed by our inability 
to give adequate service with art books For the time being the Art Library 
will be open 8 to 5 Monday to Friday. 

The following day Mr. Powell and I met with Miss Coryell to discuss 
various plans for a temporary Education library or reading room program that 
will soon be instituted now that Art has moved out of the Education Building 
The full scale Education Library waits on Music and Home Economics Buildings 
which will leave Education sole tenant of its building 

An unexpected and most delightful visitor Wednesday last week was an old 
friend Dr. David Stevens recently retired as Head of the Humanities Division 
of the Rockefeller Foundation and now working on a special research project 
at the Huntington Library 

Ye sterday the Senate Library Committee met to spend out the Reserve Fund 
balance consider new subscription proposals and discuss matters relating to 
Graduate Student Library needs and the new group of faculty studies just in- 
stalled in Library 300 

Next week I plan to go to Berkeley to interview Library School students. 

Now that Mr Horn has attended an annual meeting of the American Docu- 
mentation Institute, I can relax and depend wholly on him I've never under- 
stood the documen tali st and when recently I read the papers presented at the 
A.D.I, meeting of a year ago I found that "this subject is also curiously 
amphibolic [and is] only part of a larger problems of maximizing the efficiency 
with which data Is subject to retention ; recall recognition association and 
communication in the enormously complex fabric of civilization [Moreover it 

is] interested in generalization rather than teratology in taxonomic syn- 
thesis rathe^ than two-headed calves. Personally I d find it easier to 
'communicate'' with a two-headed calf 

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March 28, 1952 



From the Librarian 

Berkeley : - I am here today to chair the first meeting of the newly- 
created CL.A. Library Development Committee. Tomorrow I shall attend the 
Golden Gate District meeting on the Berkeley campus and speak briefly of the 
Committee's purpose. to define library objectives and problems in Califor- 
nia and recommend a program of action to the CL.A 



Last Friday my wife and I spent the day on the Ri 
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Coman. After luncheon with Pro 
at the Coman s , Ed and I visited with Miss Buvens and M 
tion library, and viewed the newly-graded building sit 
allocated, Provost Watkins informed us, and four build 
start simultaneously on July 1st. 

The former Director's house temporarily houses th 
now numbering several thousand basic works, which are 
Coman and his nuclear staff, whose recent visit to CLU 
the evening Dorothy Drake and I were speakers at the o 
ing in Rialto of the Inland Empire Library Club, atten 
brarians from Riverside, San Bernardino, and eastern L 



verside Campus as 
vost and Mrs Watkins 
rs. Lloyd at the Sta- 
es. Steel has been 
ings are expected to 

e new College library 
being processed by Mr 

I was repaying In 
rganizing dinner meet- 
ded by ninety-six li- 
os Angeles counties. 



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Professors Mac gowan and Melnitz joined me recently at the C1e 
Ian the outdoor staging of an act from "A Midsummer Night's Di 

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Clark Library 

be the feature of Founder" s Day on June 1st. Mendelssohn's music will accom- 
pany the Melnitz production, and the welcoming address will be by Professor 
Macgowan. For further details read Mr Vosper's article in the current UCLA 
Alumni Magazine . 

Wilmarth S, Lewis, famed Walpole collector and scholar of Farmington, 
Connecticut, was my guest at the Zamorano Club last Wednesday, a luncheon 
attended also by Uclans Vosper, Layne, Griggs, and Westergaard. It was the 
first meeting in forty-three years for Messrs. Lewis and Westergaard, the 
former having been in the latter' s high school history class in Alameda! 

Afterward I drove Mr, Lewis to the Athenaeum and went on to attend a 
meeting of the CL.A 1952 Conference planning group called by local arrange- 
ments chairman L. Herman Smith, Librarian of Pasadena City College. The Con- 
ference will be held at the Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, October 22-25. 

It was a rare privilege on Charter Day to present State Librarian 
Emerita Mabel R Gil lis for the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws., just 
fifty years after her graduation from the University of California. Presi- 
dent Sproul's ringing citation drew prolonged applause, and particularly 
from the twenty- two members of the staff who participated in the academic 
pro cessi on 

Personnel 

Mrs. Edith Potter, who has been appointed Secre tary - Stenographer in the 
Acquisitions Department, replacing Joan Page, has previously been employed 
with the Rexall Drug Company of Los Angeles as Secretary to the Manager, and 
has held several secretarial positions abroad. 



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Martha Gabel has joined the Law Library as a Senior Library Assistant. 
She has served as Senior Branch Librarian with the Chicago Public Library 
and as Acquisitions Assistant at Northwestern University. 

William Bel I in has been reclassified from Senior Library Assistant to 
Principal Library Assistant in the Department of Special Collections replac- 
ing Wary DeHolf. who has been transferred to the Art Library; and Sylvia 
Shore, former student assistant, has been appointed Senior Library Assistant, 
replacing Mr. Bellin 

Alice B. Roberts has resigned her position as Librarian I in the Bio- 
medical Library to accept the position of Librarian with the Bancroft Junior 
High School in Los Angeles. 

Campbell Contest 

Selection of First, second and third place winners of the Bobert B. 
Campbell Student Book Collection Contest by judges Charles K. Adams, Mrs, 
Elmer Belt, and Aldous Huxley will be made on March 31 from among six collec- 
tions chosen for the final judging from thirteen entries. Preliminary 
screening was performed by Norah Jones Martin E. Thomas, Bobert L- Quinsey, 
and Max Heyman on the basis of bibliographies and statements submitted before 
the contest deadline of March 15 

Intellectual Freedom" Under Discussion 

The recent Staff Association program (March 13) on the topic of "Intel- 
lectual Freedom" offered to staff members one of the most instructive and 
stimulating discussions of the year. In the symposium on present conditions 
and problems affecting libraries today, Bobert Collison offered an estimate 
of the situation in the United States and in England, and reported his par- 
ticular interest in the important work being done by librarian groups in this 
country in helping to preserve intellectual freedom, as demonstrated at the 
Chicago Midwinter Conference; and John Smith gave a valu abl e and interesting 
summary of the work of the A.L.A. s Committee on Intellectual Freedom, par- 
ticularly in connection with the issues under discussion at Chicago. David 
Heron was chairman of the meeting. 

Visitors 

Bobert E Hunter, Eastham. Iowa to see Mr. Horn, with whom he had 
served in the Army (February 21); Professors George and Susanne Nobbe, 
Columbia University (February 27); Biverside campus Librarian Edwin A Coman, 
Jr and staff members, Mrs. Mabel A Junkert , Miss Marie Genung, and Miss 
Gloria Fowler (Marc.i 11); Donald fj Ford, Los Angeles attorney (March 12); 
Miss Jean Phyllis Black, Portland, Oregon (March 13). 

Gutenberg and Doves Bibles 

"The Biole and Fine Printing" is the present exhibit in the foyer case, 
in which are included a volume of the Library's Gutenberg Bible facsimile, 
an original Gutenberg leaf, a Doves Press Bible (19031905), and 12th and 
14th Century manuscript Bible leaves, The exhibit was prepared by Mr. Bellin 
at the request of Professor Bobert S. Hilpert of the Art Department, in honor 
of the 500th anniversay of printing of the Bible (1450-1455) by Johannes 
Gutenberg, from the first movable type used in Europe. 

Local Honors in "Western Books'' and "Fifty Books" Shows 

Two of the most notable of the annual competitions for excellence in 
book design and printing in the United States, "Western Books" and "Fifty 
Books of the Year", have now made their awards, and exhibits of the winning 
books are beginning thei-r accustomed rounds in American libraries Local 
interest centers of course on the Western Books Exhibition, sponsored by the 
Rounce & Coffin Club of Los Angeles, whose Eleventh showing opened concur- 
rently on March 17 at the Los Angeles City College Library and the San Fran- 
Cisco Public Library. It will be on view next at UCLA and Stanford, from 
April 8 to 28. 

Fifteen western printers are represented in this exhibition, and thirty- 
three books were selected for display out of eighty entered, The University 



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of California Press placed seven books (the largest number of any press), 
the Ward Ritchie Press of Los Angeles six books, and Grant Dahlstrom's Castle 
Press of Pasadena four books Ward Ritchie incidentally, was the designer 
of three of the U C Press s books, The California Wine Industry, 1830-1895, 
Cherokee Dance and Drama, by Frank G Speck and Leonard Broom and The 
Development of Attic Black- Figure . by J D Beazley Another U C Press 
book. Richard C. Rudolph's and Wen Yu " s Han Tomb Art of West China, designed 
by John B Goetz. won highest mention by the jury One of the Ward Ritchie 
Press s winning books was Mr. Powell's J slands o f Book s 

In the American Institute of Graphic Arts' s "Fifty Books" show ; which 
opened a week ago in Chicago, the U- C, Press again faired well in placing 
three books out of the more than 500 entries from printers in all parts of 
the country. Two of these, Film and Its Technique, by Raymond Spott iswoode, 
and Herman Melville; A Biography, by Leon Howard, were printed in the east 
and were therefore not eligible for the Western Books competition The third 
was Cheroke e Dance and Drama, chosen also for the western show Another 
California imprint which won a place in both the Fifty Books and the Western 
Books exhibitions is Some Oyster Recipes, by Helen Evans Brown, designed and 
printed by Grant Dahlstrom at the Castle Press in Pasadena 

R. L C on Educational Program 




friendliness in the American siuaeni is an outgrowm oi democratic 
general and of a stimulating and satisfying program of education in the 
elementary and secondary schools 

Nothing Too Small 

It is probably no longer a secret that the coming election campaigns are 
going to be extraordinarily exciting, on local and national levels. Between 
now and the final elections in the fall the Reference Department will attempt 
to collect campaign documents for its pamphlet collection which will be of 
immediate usefulness to students of government, and ultimately of historical 
value in the Library's special collections 

Contributions from staff members are solicited: pamphlets, reprints 
periodical articles, broadsides, campaign stickers ; buttons, and hats, 
posters, gadgets, and banners -- all will be appreciated, even if not acknow 
ledged by the regents When handbills (political) are stuffed into your hand 
look not for the nearest trash can but for Robert Quinsey, c/o the Pamphlet 
Collection, Reference Department. In return all are invited to consult the 
swelling file under the heading, Election campaign - 1952 

Bibliographic Notes 

Many years ago the publishers of the Argonaut edition of Frank Norris s 
collected works baited the subscription set with a page of the original manu- 
script of McTeague to each set In 1938 I removed our page from CLU s set 
and used it to found a manuscript collection Only last week I removed this 
foundation page and gave it to CU Here's why. 

Several weeks ago in Mr Coney's office he showed me a page of foolscap 
manuscript with the query did I know what it was. Upon my passing this test 
Mr Coney told me that the Bancroft Library, at the suggestion of Professor 
James D Hart was seeking to reassemble the Norris manuscript of this great 
San Francisco novel either by persuading owners of the Argonaut edition to 
donate the original page in their set or a photostat thereof Whereupon I 
promised my Berkeley colleague the gift of our original. 

It is not often that CLU has anything CU needs and it seemed to me a 
small way of expressing our appreciation of the thousands of volumes of dup 
licates CU has sent south since 1919 With page 299 went our best wishes for 
the success of this pious reassembly project. Frank Norris is of course one 
of U C s most illustrious alumni 



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The Clark Library possesses one of the two best Robert Boyle collections 
in this country the other being at Yale, and when Wilbur Smith recently 
showed me the catalog of a large number of works by the 17th Century English 
'father of Chemistry" to be sold at New York auction, we were able to select 
only one of the lot which was not already at the Clark. This was an extreme- 
ly rare item of Boyleana of which Wing locates only two copies, at the^ 
British Museum and at Glasgow University, written by Dr. Francois Andre of 
Caen and translated by J . W. The typically lengthy title (book titles in 
olden times served also as "jacket blurbs") reads: "Chymical Di seep ta tions, 
or, Discourses upon Acid and Alkali; wherein are examined the objections of 
Ml Boyle against these Principles.. to which is added a discourse of 
Phlebotomy, sh'ewing the Absolute Evils. . London, Printed for Tho. Dawks, on 
Addle Hill in Carter-lane, and Ben j . Allport, at the White Horse in Little 
Britain, 1689 " 

My bid on this item was topped by a New York bookseller who fortunately 
had bought it for stock and not on commission, and I induced him to sell it 
to the Clark at his cost plus ten per cent. The little book is in original 
mottled calf bearing the book label of "Calgarth Park"; the publishers' ad- 
vertisement is present with its verso- reading injunction to the binder: 
"Place this leaf last of all " Amend your copy of Wing number A3113a now to 
read L, GU; CLC. 



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Clark in Modern Dress 




Lincoln Meeting Held at Library 



Last Saturday, March 22, a joint meeting of the Lincoln Fellowship of 
Southern California and the National Society of Autograph Collectors was held 
in the Department of Special Collections, and drew an attendance of forty- 
nine members and guests. Speakers included Balph G Newman, of the Abraham 
Lincoln Book Shop in Chicago, who spoke on the historical importance of the 
Oliver R. Barrett Lincoln Collection, the sale of which he attended at the 
Park-Bernet Galleries, New York, on February 19 and 20; Philip M. Benjamin, 
Librarian of Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania, repository of the 
noted Ida M Tarbell Lincoln Collection, who discussed the George G Bernard 

Lincoln controversy;' and Bernhardt M Wall, who discussed the Lincoln 
etchings. Especially arranged for this occasion was an exhibit of original 
Lincoln letters, documents, and memorabilia, many items of which were from 
the Barrett Collection The exhibit has continued through this week 



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Volume 5 Number 14 



April 11, 1952 



From the Librarian 

Earlier this week I met with the Catalog Department to participate in a 
discussion of the problems of transferring thousands of titles to relocated 
branch libraries. 

At last Friday ' s meeting of the Administrative Council we heard a 
vigorous presentation by Dean Lee of the work of the School of Education. 

On Monday afternoon the Academic Senate confirmed the Committee on 
Committees' makeup of the Library Committee for 1952/53- Professor R.D. 
Hussey will continue as Chairman, and Professors CM. Carpenter, K.C Hamner, 
T.L. Jacobs, W„H. Rubsamen and F. C. Wooton were reappointed. New members are 
Professors J, A. Crow, M» Ewing, and I.H. Hinderaker. 

A carload of Uclans attended the opening sessions last Thursday of the 
Occidental College Conference on Southwest Culture, presented in cooperation 
with the Rockefeller and Haynes foundations, including Editor and Mrs. Moore, 
and Messrs. Horn, Layne, and W.J. Smith. Under Chairmanship of Professor 
Kenneth Kurtz, head of the Oxy English department, I participated in a panel 
discussion of Southwest Culture, together with T.M. Pearce, University of 
New Mexico, Desmond Powell, University of Arizona, and Franklin Walker, 
Mills College Aside from the fact that we could not agree on definitions of 
either the Southwest or Literature, all went well, and a tape recorder, at 
least, took it all in 

On Tuesday evening I spoke at an open house in the Occidental College 
Library to honor recent donors. Other speakers were President Arthur G. 
Coons, Dr. Elmer Belt, Dr. Robert G. Cleland, and Dean Glenn Dumke. 

One day last week I met at the L.A.P.L- with a C.L.A. Southern District 
Committee to plan the afternoon program for the Redlands meeting on May 24. 
Later the same day I attended a governors' meeting of the Zamorano Club and 
in the evening heard a brilliant talk by Dr. Elmer Belt on Leonardo da 
Vinci's knowledge of anatomy, a preview of a Sorbonne lecture he will give 
next summer. 

Two days later I attended the monthly luncheon meeting of the Los 
Angeles County Museum Associates Executive Committee, chaired by Mrs. Elmer 
Belt. 

L.C.P. 

Staff Association Meeting Next Tuesday 

Clifford H. Prator, Foreign Student Advisor in the Office of the Dean 
of Students, will speak about the work of his office next Tuesday afternoon, 
April 15, at 4 o'clock, in the Staff Room. This will continue the series of 
talks concerning recently developed programs on the campus, on which Profes- 
sor of Journalism Joseph L. Brandt and Dean^of the Law School L. Dale 
Coffman have appeared previously this year. \. 



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New Library Administrative Manual 

The first section of the new Library Administrative Manual for Department 
Heads and Branch Librarians will be ready for distribution early next week, 
according to Mr Horn. A loose-leaf compilation, reproduced by ozalid, it 
will be limited to a twenty-copy edition; but a copy will be available for 
reference in each department and branch library, 

Visi tors 

Professor and Mrs. Frederick M- Combellack, of Eugene, Oregon, and Dr. 
Katheryn T. Cherry, of Los Angeles. Mr. Combellack, Associate Professor of 
Classical Languages at the University of Oregon, was Mr. Vosper' s advisor at 
Oregon when the latter was a student there; he has just returned from Bryn 
Mawr College, where he delivered the annual Horace White Memorial Lecture in 
Greek Literature (March 25) 

William Tegg Cheswell, Instructor in French in the School of General 
Studies of Columbia University, who is making a study of the use of audio- 
visual materials in the teaching of languages, under Ford Foundation auspices. 
(March 27) 

Frederick A. Bernett, book dealer, New York City. (March 27) 

Lee Anderson, of Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, who is making tape recordings 
of poetry readings for the Library of Congress. (March 3D 

Bernard M. Fry, Chief Librarian, Division of Information Services, United 
States Atomic Energy Commission, Washington, who was accompanied to the Library 
by Mrs. Catherine Rypinski, A.E.C. Librarian on the campus, to visit with Miss 
Gray and Mr. Moore of the Reference Department. (April 1) 

Book Arts on Exhibit 

Western Books 1952, the eleventh of the Rounce & Coffin Club's exhibitions 
of fine book production in the West, is now on view in the main floor exhibit 
cases. Next week it will be transferred to the Rare Book Room cases, and re- 
placed by the American Institute of Graphic Arts exhibit of fine bookbinding 
and illumination, which has just been shown at the Los Angeles County Museum. 
The A.I.G.A. exhibition was brought to the Pacific Coast through the efforts 
of Mrs. Margaret Lecky, Lecturer on Art at UCLA and well-known instructor in 
the art of book binding. 

Branch Transfers Priority 

Establi shment of a high priority for the handling of transfers to branch 
libraries was decided upon at a meeting o f the Catalog Department's Executive 
Committee with MeOsrs. Powell, Vosper, and Horn, on March 27. Pressing trans- 
fers are to be handled by emergency measures, and pending large transfers are to 
be anticipated by careful budget planning. Among the simplifications deemed 
necessary, if the Catalog Department i s to avoid arrearages, will be the limita- 
tion o f subj ect cataloging in the public cat alog to book s housed in the main Li- 
brary builoing Branch catalogs will con tinue to include subject cards for 
books in their various collections. The public catalog will remain a full 
author catalog (with primary added entries) for all Library resources, includ- 
ing branch libraries. And as another mean s to expedi te the transfers, it was 
agreed to use photocopies o f the shelf-list cards as temporary cards for the shelf- 
list and public catalog. 

Campbell Contest Winners 




Aly Wassil isanative of India 



*nd speech. His educational 



India, now majoring at UCLA in public speaking 
objective is to equip himself as a public speakei 



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in Indian philosophy. His collection of the Bhagavad Gita in English con- 
tains twenty-seven items, ranging from the first published translation in 
English (London, 1785) to recent scholarly translations published in the last 
decade. The places of publications of his books separate the ends of the 
earth, from Mayauati, Almora, in the Himalayas, to Hollywood, U.S.A. 

Mrs. Senensieb is a sophomore, majoring in education. Her books on 
Zionism and Israel form an authoritative reference collection on the subject. 
It includes materials as varied as anti-Zionist publications and official 
published documents of the -government of Israel. Arthur Lipow's collection 
of Upton Sinclair is an excellent example of what an enthusiastic amateur can 
accomplish by scouting the second-hand stores in and around Los Angeles. 
Freshman Lipow has been building his collection for five years, one or two 
books at a time, and he hopes to continue to build it into an even more extensive 
col lection. 

Other commendable entries, though not in the money, included a col 1 ect ion 
of working materials in electronics engineering, one of Sherlock Holmes, and 
one of books and musical scores pertaining to Johann Sebastian Bach. 

Sponsor Bobert B. Campbell agreed that this year's contest brought the 
closest competition and the highest quality of entries of the four contests 
that have been held. 

Systems and Procedures Conference 

A Conference on "Systems and Procedures for Librarians" will be held on 
this campus April 19. sponsored by the University Library and the Southern 
California Chapter of the Special Libraries Association, and presented under 
the auspices of University Extension. At the morning session, the chairman 
for which will be Johanna Allerding, "Methods Improvement Through Work 
Simplification" will be discussed by Joseph D. Carrabino, Lecturer in Produc- 
tion Management at UCLA, and "Design and Use of Forms and Charts" by Samuel 
R. Mercer, of Lockheed Aircraft Corporation. In the afternoon Edwin T. Coman, 
Jr., of the Riverside campus, will talk on "Layout Planning for Libraries," 
and Allen Triay, of Northrop Aircraft, Inc., and John P. Dobbin of North 
American Aviation, Inc., will discuss "Application of Industrial Engineering 
Principles to Library Clerical Operations" and "The Use of Punched Cards for 
Indexing Purposes," respectively. Completing the program will be a color sound 
film presented by the Haloid Company, entitled "Xerography Speeds the Job." 
See the Library Information Board for further details. 

Geography Students Get Oriented 

Demonstrating that some of our more serious students are themselves 
aware of the need for better knowledge o f the Library's resources, a group of 
eight graduate students in Geography, led by Jim Masterson, recently re- 
quested a briefing on the organization of research materials in their field. 
Miss Lodge therefore arranged for a three-decker program, week before last, in 
which she first discussed materials in the General Beference and Bibliography 
collection, after which Miss Gray described the materials to be found in the 
Government Publications Boom, pointing out in particular some sources of in- 
formation on natural resources, planning, water supply, and the like. William 
Bellin then wound up the session in the Department of Special Collections with 
information about the organization of the map collection and the use of ma- 
terials on film. The students, having come quite voluntarily to the Library 
to learn what they could, appeared to absorb information readily; and they 
were most appreciative of the help they received from the Library staff. 

Bibliographical Notes 

When I arrived in London in September 1950, Bill Jackson was just leav- 
ing for Harvard, and as a result one cupboard was definitely bare. His annual 
report of Houghton Library accessions, 1950-51, tells the story of the 
acquisition of the Marquess of Bute's great collection of broadsides illustra- 
tive of English history and social life. This collection, which is bound in 
five huge volumes, comprises nearly 500 pieces dating from 1560 to 1784, of 
which over 400 fall within the period of the Clark Library's concentration, 
1640-1700. The majority of these pieces, which are in both prose and verse, 
do not appear to be otherwise recorded. 

When I saw Mr. Jackson at the Grolier Club in January I asked if the 
Clark might have a microfilm of the Bute broadsides. He informed me that 
•"hey had been so filmed by the British Museum before export, and accordingly 



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I wrote to my friend F. C. Francis, Secretary of the B.M., and arranged for 
the Clark to obtain a positive print from their negative. The roll of film 
has now arrived, and it measures eighty-seven feet in length. Here is a 
perfect example of au( micro film aut nullus! 

L C.P 

Hells and hel 1 -Ringing 

When the Library recently acquired forty-five books on " Bel 1 s and Bell- 
Ringing; County Bell Histories, etc." through D. Arnold Varty, Ltd. , Ambleside, 
Westmorland, England, it also made the acquaintance, through John Smith's cor- 
respondence, of James F. and Ivy Cooper, Campanists and Bell Ringers, of the 
ii _ r n-ii- j_o-_ i ]__ r~i ± e •:_ tu « r„~„*. .... ; t- ^,. ...,<»,■! ^,, t k o, 



lere to see the books or to talk bells. 
, Cooper's reply contained gracious congratulations on our acquisition. 
"I don't know of a better place to have the 1 ibrary on bel 1 s preserved," he wrote, 
"than in a University library ... so I am really glad to hear that a University in 
my own state was smart enough to get the books and have them here in Cal i f or- 
nia." 




UCLA and the Masters of University College, Oxford 

When Arthur Lehman Goodhart, Master of University College, Oxford, was 
here as Charter Day speaker, he was especially interested, according to Profes- 
sor Clinton Howard, in our possession o f the Library of the late Sir Michael 
Sadler, who was himself Master o f Universi ty College, 1923-1934. And his 
interest was heightened by the fact that Sir Michael's Library brought us 
(for the Clark Library) several scarce books by Obadiah Walker, Master of 
University College, 1676-1689. This 17th century papist was an object of 
special study for Sir Michael and for our Professor Howard, and recently Uni- 
versity College has been surveying the holdings b f Obadiah Walker's books. 
Apparently we have at the Clark some titles not in the University College Li- 
brary, so we have sent of f a 1 i st o f our holdings to Professor Goodhart. 

Recommended Periodical Reading 

"Bodley's Librarian." By J.R. Glorney Bolton. Spectator, February 15, 1952, 
p. 200. Concerning Falconer Madan, Li brari an o f the Bodleian in the First 

brld War, who " struggled to keep a lovely fane uncont aminated by the sweep 

fi_ ?i y r 

change . 

"Cleared for Top Secret." Scientific Monthly, March 1952, p, 145. The 

author, a professor in a leading medical school, recounts his experience 
in obtaining a reversal through a Review Board o f a government ruling bar- 
ring him from confidential military research. 

Review by Vern Countryman of GoJ and Man at Yal e, by Wil li am F. Buckl ey, Jr. (Chi- 
cago, 1951). Yale Law Journal, February 1952, p. 272. In this carefully 
documented review Mr Countryman, of the Yale Law School faculty, con- 
cludes that "Little Willie was too big for his breeches." 
Liberal Education andaLiberal Nation." By Arthur E. Bestor, Jr American 

Spring 1952, p. 139. The gap between profession and performance 
in higher education, says Mr. Bestor, Prof essor o f History at II linoi s, is 
not the public's fault. "Responsibility for it rests squarely upon uni- 
versity administrators and college faculties. The former have sponsored, 
and the latter have tolerated, programs, practices and attitudes in the 

«„ D°°i gC .f „ at make a mockery of the ideal of liberal education," 
On Reading. By A Whitney Griswold. Harper's Magazine, April 1952, p. 98. 
Observations by Yale's President, made to a group of publishers, book 



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reviewers, booksellers, and writers on the occasion of the presentation 
of the National Book Awards. "What if present trends continue?" he asks. 
"Since reading maketh us full men, when we stop reading we shall be 
empty men." 



Staff Notes 




le 
~ary 

Work as a Career, to pi 

ities in 1 ibrari an ship. 

Robert Co I I i son has been in the San Francisco Bay region this week, 

visiting libraries in Berkeley, San Francisco, and Stanford. He has been 

based on CU for his week's operations. 

The Last Reader 

"Apparently there is some question down at Bollins College about the 
futu re o f reading. Rollins goes in heavily for picture language (the earliest 
formofwriting), now called 'audio-visual aids.' One of the teachers at the 
college quoted President Paul Wagner as saying that in fifty years 'only five 
percent of the peopleinthe country will be reading.' For this, of course, one 
must be prepared. But how prepare? To us it would seem that even if only one 
person out of a hundred and fifty million should continue as a reader, he would 
be the one worth saving, the nucleus around which to found a university. We 
think this not impossible person, this Last Reader, might very well stand in 
the same relation to the communi tyasthe queen bee to the colony of bees, and 
that the others would quite properly dedicate themselves wholly to his welfare, 
serving special food and building special accommodations. From his nuptial, 
or intellectual, flight would come the new race of men, linked perfectly with 
the long past by the unbroken chain of the intellect, to carry on the community. 
But it is more likely that our modern hive of bees, subs ti tu ting a coaxi al cable 
for spinal fluid, will try to perpetuate the race through audio-visual de- 
vices, which ask no di scipl ine o f the mind and which are already giving the 
room the languor of an opium parlor. 

" Reading i s the work of the alert mind, is demanding, and under ideal con- 
ditions produces finally a sort of ecstasy. As in the sexual experience, there 
are never more than two persons present in the act of reading -- the writer, 
who is the impregnator, and the reader, who is the respondent. This gives the 
experience o f reading a sublimi ty and power unequalled by any other form of com- 
munication. It would be just as well, we think, if educators clung to this great 
phenomenon and did not get sidetracked, for although books and reading may at 
times have played too large a part in the education al process, that is not what 
is happening today. Indeed, there is very little true reading, and not near- 
ly as much writing as one would suppose from the towering pi 1 es o f pulpwood in 
the dooryards of our paper mills. Readers and writers are scarce, as are 
publishers and reporters. The reports we get nowadays are those of men who 
have not gone to the scene of the accident, which is always farther inside 
one' s own head than it is convenient to penetrate without galoshes." 



The New Yorker, March 24, 1951 



Lib 



ery 



Dear Libery Committee: 

I think I mite call to yer attention thet this here Libery ain' t 
what she wu z away back yonder. These gals, who think themselves so 
purty acomin in with their nittin and sewin, go on yakin with no con- 
siderashun fer others. 

An their boyfriends, jistazbad, a-carryin shootin irons and 
fishin rods, just don't know thet the purpose o f thi s here Libery ain't 
fer socializing but for lernin sum edjucashun. 

Therefore. I suggest that gilloteens be placed in all reedin rooms so 
that these cockeyed dumbels could be beheded. I'm sure they woodn' t loz 
nut tun. 

Second, I suggest thet all chairs be wired up with elektricity so when 
sum fool goes yakin his hed off, the liberian kin push a button an 
elektrocute thet there loudmouth. 



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An third, mebby sum new- f angl ed " si lence " signs could be placed on 

them tables. 

Trooly yers, 
Bob Wong 
Anthro Senior 

Daily Bruin, March 26, 1952 
Visitors to the Clark Library 

A number o f out-of-town readers and visitors have come to the Clark Library 
in recent weeks, including Miriam Vie i sburg and El eano r Gardner, visiting from 
Glencoe and Chicago, Illinois, respectively; Mr. and Mrs. Gunter and Mrs F. 
Brooke Khi ting of Cumberland, Maryland; Dr Frances Eldredge, of the English De- 
partment, Rockford College, Illinois; Wilmarth Lewis, distinguished Walpole 
scholar, from Farmington, Connecticut; David Shulman, of Brooklyn, New York; 
Delmors Schneider, of Toronto, Ontario; Drs. G. D, HannaandL.G. Hertlein, from 
the California Academy o f Science, San Francisco; Wil Ham Tegg Cheswell , of Colum- 
bia University; WilliamP. Wreden and family, o f Bu rl ingame , California, and Dr. 
J A. Wiestrup, of Oxford University, whose biography o f Purcel 1 i s one o f the most 
frequently consulted volumes in the Clark Library's reference music collection. 

Associate Librarian' s Notes 

Larry Thompson, Ed Carpenter, and other aficionados o f such esoterica as 
"imaginary libraries" and other bibliothecal hoaxes, will enjoy "The Adven- 
ture of the Six Si 1 ver Spiders" in August Derleth' s most recent volume of 
Sherlock Holmesian parody, The Memoirs of Solar Pons. 

Saturday before last John Jackson, Alumni Executive Secretary, and I 
showed twenty members of the Long Beach Blue and Gold Club through the Li- 
brary so they could see some of the changes in architecture and library 
philosophy that have developed since their days on campus. 

One evening last week Miss Darling and I attended the final Council meet- 
ingofthe first year of the Society for the History o f Medical Science. Plans 
were discussed for an April meeting of the Society at the old University of 
California Medical Center on North Broadway. The next time you' re in the vicin- 
ity of New Chinatown, stop by this outpost of the campus and predecessor of the 
School ofMedicine, noticing especially across the street the pillared porch 
and brick enterior of the circular Barlow Medical Library. This is Miss 
Darling's mid-town storage library. 

Mr J H Thompson, Colonial Affairs Officer of the' British Embassy in 
Washington, with whom I recent ly lunched, was pleased and surprised to learn 
of our regular documents exchange relations with a little-known British 
Colony, Trinidad and Tobago. 

Another ambassadorial visitor last week was Douglas Bryant -- for the 
past two years Director o f Library Services for the American Embassy in London, 
one-time Assistant Librari an at Berkeley , and soon to be Administrative Assist- 
ant Librarian at Harvard. He kindly found time on a rush tour from London to 
Cambridge (Mass.), via L.A. and Berkeley, to visit with a few of us here, in- 
cluding Robert Collison, who was once Reference Librarian of the American Li- 
brary in London. 

Greatest news of this issue, or of the year, for that matter, is that the 
Sadleir books have arrived -- forty-three large crates stacked in the Map Room 
and Special Collections corridor until Wilbur Smith and cohorts can unpack 
them compare them with the printed bibliography and shelve them in Room 240. 
The first lot to be pulled out made a fine show -- handsome, colorful yellow- 
backs, really yellow, and with "sensational" titles and illustrations, all in 
unbelievably fine condition, just as they came from the publishers' shelves a 
hundred years ago. 

R.V. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Edi tor- Everett Moore. Contributing Editors: David Heron, George Scheerer. 
Contributors to this issue: Edna Davis, Alice M. Humiston, Ralph Lyon, Jr., 
Robert L Quinsey, Robert Vosper. 



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Volume 5 Number 15 



April 25, 1952 



From the Librarian 

The Library Council held its spring meeting yesterday and the day before 
on the La Jol 1 a campus. Chaired by Mr. Coney the Wednesday session was de- 
voted to personnel matters, and in addition to Chief Personnel Officer 
Poynton Kaiser and Los Angeles campus Personnel Officer Mildred Foreman was 
attended by library staff personnel officers from the other campuses 
Visitors from CLU included Messrs. Vosper and Horn and Miss Bradstreet. 

As secretary for the biennium I chaired the Thursday meeting of the 
Council, at which about a dozen items of statewide University library inter 
est were discussed. 

Of the several collected editions of Boyle's works the Clark Library 
until recently lacked only one in Latin, printed in three volumes at Venice 
in 1696/97- This is a widespread lack in libraries, for in his census of 
copies Fulton lists his own as the only one known to him. Thus the sight of 
of a set, in a characteristic Italian vellum binding of the period, caused my 
pulse to quicken last year when I found it in a London bookshop. Present are 
thirteen engraved plates of Boyle's scientific apparatus and a superb one of 
the author himself, and the price of twelve guineas ($36 00) was entirely 
satis factory „ 

Along with microscope inventor Robert Hooke, one of Boyle's chief col- 
laborators in the construction of scientific equipment was the Frenchman 
Denis Papin, who brought an air pump to London from Paris and became a Fellow 
of the Royal Society. In the same shop where I found Boyle' s Opera Omnia I 
acquired another book which demonstrated Dr. Papin' s ingenuity; it is called 
A New Di gester or Engine for So ftning Bones, containing the De scrip t ion of 
its Make and Use in these Particulars ; viz. Cookery , Voyages at Sea, Confec- 
tionary, making of Drinks, Chymi stry & Dying, With an Acct, of the Price a 
good big Engine Will cost & of the Profit it Will Afford, 1681. The copy in- 
cludes also the Continuation published in 1687- Wing records no copy of the 
first title in America and only Dr. Fulton's of the second To further 
strengthen the collection the Clark has added a copy of Papin' s Digester in 
the original French version, printed at Amsterdam in 1688, and uncut in the 
original cardboard binding, 

Papin was no laboratory recluse. In his preface he declares that he 
will "undertake to let People see them try'd once a Week, in Black- Fry ars , in 
Water Lane, at Mr. Boissonets, over against the Blew Boot; every Moonday at 
three of the Clock in the Afternoon; but to avoid Confusion and crowding in 
of unknown People, those that will do me the Honour to come, are desired to 
bring along with them a Recommendation from any of the Members of the Royal 
Society." 

L-C P. 

Personnel 

H. Richard Archer is on leave of absence for the remainder of the fiscal 
year, to work toward the completion of his doctorate. During part of this 
time he will be in residence at the University of Chicago. 



Joseph B. Ortmann, who has been appointed Senior Typist-Clerk in the 
Circulation Department (RBR), replacing Beryl Fielding, has been a student 
Loyola University of Los Angeles. 



at 



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\/ildred Smith has been reclassified from Senior Library Assistant to 
Principal Library Assistant and has transferred to the Law Library. Charles 
/' Cardeiro who is replacing Miss Smith in the Circulation Department, 
received his B.S. from Yale University in 1951 and worked as student assist- 
ant in the University Library there. Mr Cardeiro is now a graduate student 
at I'('l. A in Business Administration 

Robert C Miller, who has been appointed Laboratory Assistant in the 
Photographic Service, has worked as a reporter and photographer and is a 
graduate of Santa Monica City College. 



\1echani zation Takes Command 



Hi th the comp I e 1 1 
for books, pneumatic t 
the Loan Desk now come 
vice Redesigned just 
rotunda, the Desk, as 
combines a checking se 
Stack with the routine 
stations for the pneum 
vestigial 'Desk', and 

The procedure goe 
for numbers and make t 
like waiting room to p 
through the uncataloge 
they wait for their bo 
and control board for 
a small delivery desk 

Statistically spe 
twenty-eight baskets, 
Carriers flash from de 
travelling both direct 
across the ceiling of 
heard, but not seen, 
only a few feet less t 

"Gadgetry plus! " 
"The books take it in 
waiting for the evenin 
faction to deliver a 1 
or their ilk," 

Ordinarily we ere 
stallation only aAer 
that it required 'ftore 
and then see them tran 
bringing about this dr 



on of the trip 
ubes for call- 
s into the fin 
a year ago in 
such, has been 
rvice on call- 
s of renewal, 
atic tubes are 
pages are loca 
s something li 
heir way via o 
lay Bingo with 
d recent acqui 
oks -- or repo 
the callboard 
which faces in 
aking, the con 
and makes the 
sk to farthest 
ions by relati 
the- seventh le 
There are 150 
han half a mil 
is Mi ss King' s 
their stride, 
g hours, leapi 
oad of Com.rn.erc 



le installation of endless-belt conveyor 
slips, and electric callboard for readers, 
al stages of modernized mechanized ser- 
to two separate units in the Library 

absorbed into a functional unit which 
slips before they are sent into the 
return, and discharge of books. Sending 

located immediately adjacent to the 
ted on the various stack levels, 
ke this: Borrowers exchange call-slips 
ne-way turnstiles into the conservatory- 

the callboard (it is said) or thumb 
sitions which are shelved there while 
rts. Delivery points for the conveyor 
are just inside the Stack area, flanking 
to the waiting room 

veyor chain is 193 feet long, carries 
round of the Stack in three minutes flat ; 

stack level in a matter of seconds, 
vely noiseless updraft, zooming eerily 
vel with the effect of a jet plane, 
numbers on the callboard, controlled by 
e of wire. 

description of this new state of affairs 
the old, simple book lift sulks a little, 
ng into action with smirking self-satis- 
ial and Financial Chronicl e s or For tune s , 



dit the Office of Architects and Engineers for an in- 
it breaks down; but in this case, it is rather obvious 
than a bookish mind to work out the intricate plans 
slated into reality. Hence, a bouquet to A & E. for 
earn fulfilment 



Berkeley and Stanford and PLC 

Mr Collison returned from his recen 
Area full of appreciation for the warm ho 
went and of praise for the fine library s 
ing in some detail elsewhere,, both verbal 
has given us in this briefer compass these 

"The elusive campanile which peeps a 
Berkeley looks down on a strange world at 
Dutch Sale, where the midnight student ha 
an underground beergarden, and a great ma 
senting many different theories of archit 
with a new wing nearly as large as itself 
the many facilities it can offer to its r 
single out just one or two departments, a 
well-equipped and progressive Photographi 
Morrison Boom, the Bancroft Library, and 
are among those which should not be misse 
the new Law Library with its remarkable c 
but attractive Forestry Library., the East 
logy Library with its wealth of rare book 
its attractive carrel accommodation in th 
room in the Music Building, will repay a 



t week in the San Francisco Bay 
spitality shown him wherever he 
ervices he observed. He is report- 
ly and in writing, what he saw, but 

reflection s ; 
t the approaching traveller to 

night; a Haunted Bookshop with a 
s to be wakened to take your money; 
ss of university buildings repre- 
ecture. The University Library, 
, is impressive both in size and in 
eaders. Although it is unfair to 
ny librarian would agree that the 
c Department, the magnificent 
the Interlibrary Service Department 
d. And further away on the campus, 
eiling and lighting, the smaller 

Asiatic Library, the huge old Bio- 
s, the little Physics Library with 
e stacks, and the small reading 
visit. And at the moment there is 




SCIENCE FICTION SUPPLEMENT 

Wherein is depicted, by 
Schematic Diagr am, the Pneu- 
matic Tube, Book Conveyor , and 
Call Board System in the UCLA 
Library; With Arrows to Guide 
the Reader to a True Interpreta- 
tion of this Marvelous Invention 



74 

the additional attraction of Ralph R Shaw' s "Photoclerk" which is being 

ied out at Rerkeley as one of several pilot libraries, if successful --_ 
and it looks as though it will be it may cut down or eliminate some thirty 
tedious routine jobs. 

■lo Alto's English looking fields and trees make a very different 
setting for Stanford, and the students and their life seem to be different 
also. There is certainly a more peaceful air about the Reference Library 
there, and perhaps the country -setting and the generous campus inspire a dif- 
ferent state of mind. The University Library is a vast and rambling building, 
and it is not surprising to find a number of departments, the most, important 
of which are the Documents Library, whose collection of Rritish Government 
material is unparalleled in the west, the Hopkins Memorial Library with an 
excellent collection on railways, and the Special Collections Department com 
plete with two fine drawing-rooms or studies reconstructed from wealthy nine- 
teenth-century houses. And just next door the Hoover Library dominates the 
campus and from its tower the fine symmetrical design of the University 
hii i 1 clings is revealed against a memorable setting of heath and hill Memor- 
able too are the hospitality and friendship of the staffs of both libraries," 

i c Library Concerts 

Record concerts at the Music Library (Room 6) will be held as usual on 
Mondays at 12, and Thursdays at 1 p m. Staff members, students, and faculty 
are all invited. For the next two weeks' programs see the Library Informa 
tion Roard. 

Intellectual Freedom Notes 

Recent staff writings on the subject of intellectual freedom include the 
article in the A LA Bulletin for March 1952, "It Happened in Rurbank", 
which John Smith wrote with Evelyn R. Detchon, and an article entitled "'The 
Fight for Freedom" by Robert L. Collison in the March issue of The Library 
Assistant (official journal of the Association of Assistant Librarians, in 
En g 1 an d ) 

This latter article was brought to the attention of The Manchester 
Guardian, which on March 12 published an editorial entitled "Politics in the 
Library " Noting that the same threat to academic liberty of thought that 
American universities have experienced is being felt in public libraries, 
The Guardian observes that the American Library Association is fully conscious 
of the important principles involved, as evidenced by its issuance of the 
"Library Rill of Rights/ 1 which has encouraged librarians to take a firm 
stand in maintaining their responsibilities. "The problem is not, of course, 
unknown in this country ,' : it continues; "but here moral rather than political 
delinquency has b^en the common target," 

The A.L-A Committee on Intellectual Freedom has announced that it will 
hold a two-day institute, on June 28 and 29, immediately preceding the A.L-A. 
Annual Conference, in New York. Among the speakers on the program will be 
Messrs CoJ'ison and Smith Library leaders, representatives of learned and 
professional societies, and experts in communications have been invited to 
participate in the institute, detailed plans for which will be announced soon 

Engineering Library Publication 

A list of the Periodical and Serial Holdings of the Engineering Library 
as of January 1952, has just been published. Copies of this seventy-page 
list, prepared by Librarian Johanna Allerding, have been placed in the Refer- 
ence and Pibliography Section, the Periodicals Room, and the Graduate Reading 
Room, and distributed to scientific, technical, and industrial research li- 
braries in the southern California region. The printing was limited to 200 
copies. 

Visitors 

Marie Antoinette Faure, book dealer of Paris, accompanied by Professor 
Oreste F. Pucciani of the UCLA French Department (April 3) 

Hal Stone, head of the Circulation Department at U.S.C., and formerly a 
student assistant in the UCLA Library's Circulation Department, brought 
several members of his staff to see the new pneumatic tube and conveyor instal- 
lations. (April 10) 



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CU Librarian Donald Coney following the 
mentioned by Mr Vosper, found time to look o 
new stack conveyor. (April 11) 

John P. Allen, of Seattle, a student in 
School of Librarian ship, who has been serving 
the Claremont College Library. (April 11) 

Messrs. I H- Braun and Noel Korn, of the 
lege, came to inspect the Library's children' 
tion for an exhibit of historical children's 
fair sponsored by their college. (April 14) 

Professor and Mrs William A. Nitze visi 
new Sadleir books. (April 15) 



Editorial Committee meeting 
ver our Sadleir books and the 

the University of Washington 
for a month as an interne in 

Los Angeles Valley Junior Col- 
s book collections, in prepara- 
books to be displayed at a book 



the 

Armine Mackenzie , 
(April 16) 

Miss Buth Peirce, 
Frances Clark [Sayers] , 
(April 18) 

William B. Hawken, head of CU' s Photogra 
Messrs, Horn, W.J, Smith, and Vosper. (April 

Visit from National Librarian of India 



ted the Library to see some of 
Bibliographer of the Los Angeles Public Library 



who was Training Schoo 
saw the Library under 



1 Librarian 1925/26, succeeding 
Miss Humiston's guidance 

phic Department, visited with 
18) 



The Li 
B. S. Kesava 
and staff m 
afternoon a 
Library in 
housing of 
United Stat 
of persons 
enormous an 
staff, and 

Pali ndr omy 



brary was honored on Thursday of last week by the visit of Mr. 
n, Chief Librarian of the National Library of India, in Calcutta, 
embers received a pleasant surprise in hearing him talk that 
t a quickly scheduled meeting Since taking charge of the National 
1948, Mr. Kesavan has supervised a complete reorganization and re- 
its collections He is now winding up a two months' tour of the 
es as a foreign leader, under the Department of State's exchange 
program. The energy, imagination, and good humor he brings to his 
d important task were conveyed impressively in his remarks to the 
his visit will be long remembered by all who heard him. 



When the Edi to 
other day to ask wh 
when spelled backwa 
wise) fumbled aroun 
"palindrome," witho 
resorted to just th 
national Dictionary 
handy charac teri sti 
word examples was t 
close to the inquir 

No crosswords 
was revealed. The 
words -- monkeying 
done they were work 
be apparent right o 



r of one of th 
at the term wa 
rd or forward, 
d a bit before 
ut the aid of 
e same, and no 
's picturesque 
cs was "Lewd d 
he name Hannah 
ing Edi tor' s o 
or doubl e cros 
night before, 
with such trie 
ing over words 
ff. No myster 



e locally published magazine 
s that describes a work whic 

several staff members (Refe 

one of them came right out 
reference books. The usual 
t without some reward, for t 

example of a sentence also 
id I live, & evil I did dwel 
, which, as a matter of fact 
wn name. 

tics were involved in the ca 
said Mr. Editor, they had be 
ks as palindromes -- and bef 

like <c oppo", whose real ide 
y. though: it's "poop" turne 



s called up the 
h is the same 
rence and other ■ 
with the word 
check-up was 
he New Inter- 
having such 
;" and on e o f the 
, was pretty 

1 1 for help, it 
en playing with 
ore they were 
ntity may not 
d inside out. 



" American Heritage "' Demonstration 



A conference to demonstrate a group discus 
A.L.A.'s American Heritage Project will be held 
at the University of Southern California, in th 
Union Building. It has been arranged by the Al 
School of Library Science, and all Library Staf 
Director Lewi a F. ^tieg to attend. 

After a brief business meeting of the Asso 
will be served at 9:45 am. At 10:30 a program 
direction of Los Angeles County Librarian John 
assistants will demonstrate a group discussion 
Heritage Project There will then be an opport 
cussion on the methods, materials, procedures, 

A registration fee of $1.00 will be charge 
added to the Helen E Haines Scholarship Fund. 



sion as carried on in the 

on Saturday morning, May 3, 
e Men's Lounge of the Student 
umni Association of the S.C. 
f members here are invited by 

ciation, coffee and doughnuts 

will be presented under the 
D. Henderson, who with his 
as carried on in the American 
unity for questions and dis- 
and success of the Project, 
d, and any proceeds will be 



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Associate Librarian s Notes 

kind invitation of Professor George R. Stewart of Berkeley, present 
chairman of the statewide Senate Editorial Committee, I joined the Committee 
at its recent meeting on this campus to tell the members something about the 
great importance to the Libraries of the University of the generous publica- 
tions exchange program of the U.C. Press The Editorial Committee among 
other responsibilities must pass on all manuscripts issued in the several 
series known as the University of California Publications, which according 
to July 1951 figures were distributed to 3,410 United States and foreign in- 
stitutions in return for a total of 8,802 serials received in exchange by 
the Libraries at Berkeley and Los Angeles alone, without taking into account 
the other campuses and the many separate books which come in the same way. 
It was my suggestion that the uncommon strength of the U.C. Libraries 
in serial holdings, a real gauge of research strength, is very much the re- 
sult of the exchange program I also pointed out that we would have serious 
difficulty securingmany of these materials in any other way, and that on the 
other hand the exchange program provides our publications to foreign insti- 
tutions that could not afford, under present economic conditions, to buy them. 
Fortunately for me, a new member of the Committee is CU Librarian Donald 
Coney, who was able to support and extend my comments. 

Last Monday the Senate Library Committee met again, particularly to 
consider its annual report to the Senate and to discuss the Photographic 
Service and the possibilities of microphotography with Mr. Horn. 

One evening last week, with Dean Gustave Arlt, Professors Wayland Hand, 
Erik Wahlgren, and Sigurd Hustvedt, and our Shuna Gilchrist, a student of 
Professor Hand's, I met at Occidental College with a group of local people 
interested in forming a southern California Folklore group, to be affiliated 
with the California Folklore Society (sponsor of the fine journal, Western 
Folklore ) 

The California group will hold an annual meeting, the first in its ten- 
year history, on this campus, May 24. At that time we shall display some of 
our rich library holdings in folklore. Unfortunately this is the day the 
Southern District C.L.A. meets at Redlands I'd like to attend both meet- 
ings 

R.V. 

Library Exchange: The t Folger's Travelling Exhibit 

"The Folger library has an embarrassment of riches in Shakespeari ana, 
and we are not using the term as a mere cliche. We are genuinely uncomfort- 
able when some visiting Englishman asks about our seventy-nine First Folios, 
and we are still more pained to admi t our hoard o f fi fty- eight copies of the 
Second Folio, twenty- four o f the Third Folio, and thi rty- six o f the Fourth 
Folio Just why Mr. Folger bought so many folios, nobody has yet explained 
satisfactorily. 

'Since we do not want to keep all of these relics of seventeenth-century 
printing buried away in our vaults, the Folger has prepared a travell ing ex- 
hibit of examples of the four folios, two quartos, photographs, and certain 
other illustrative material which it will lend to interested institutions. The 
borrowing institution must guarantee to safeguard the books in locked exhibi- 
tion cases in a fireproof building. We hope that this exhibit will travel far 
and arouse an interest in Shakespeare and in the sixteenth and seventeenth cen- 
turies. The knowledge that we can put these folios to some constructive use 
will bean easement to our conscience. We do not intend to hover over our hoard 
like Grendel's mother. 

"The exhibit will travel inawondrous box, the collaborative work of 
Robert Lunow, our binder, and John Sutton, our chief engineer, and his staff, 
The box has separate plush-lined receptacles into which each book will fit 
exactly and thus require no wrapping and packing. The book-box will fit into 
an outer wooden case, casket-wise, and will be securely locked therein. It's 
worth the transportation charges just to look at the box " 

Report from the Folger Library, March 1952 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by theTibrari an ' s Office. Editor ■ 
FverettMoore . Contributing Editor s David Heron , George Scheerer. Contribu- 
tor s to thi s is sue . Robert L. Collison, Andrew H. Horn , Deborah King, Ralph 
Lyon, Jr. Florence Williams. Artist: William W. Pellin. 



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May 9, 1952 



From the Librarian 



(Charlo 
Virginia for 
cal Society 
ganization I 
Los Angeles 
spending yes 
Wright. Thi 
by Universit 
Colonnade CI 
ticularly in 
the Law Scho 
memorabi 1 i a 
on West Adam 



ttesville via LP) I am on the campus of t 

joint meetings today and tomorrow of the 
and the Bibliographical Society of America 
hold the exalted office of Second Vice-Pr 
Wednesday morning and I slept that night i 
terday morning at the Folger Library with 
s is my first visit to Virginia and I was 
y Librarian Jack Dalton and comfortably ho 
ub, a stone s throw from the Alderman Libr 
teresting to me as the alma mater of Willi 
ol building was a gift from him. Mr, Dalt 
for me to see and possibly photostat for t 
s 



he University of 
Virginia Bi bliographi - 
, in which latter or- 
esident. My plane left 
n Washington D C- 
Director Louis B. 

graciously received 
used in the faculty 
ary. Virginia is par- 
am Andrews Clark, Jr.; 
on has assembled Clark 
he Founder's archive 



Before leaving 
Mr. Vosper had acce 
versity of Kansas 
middle of July. 

The news was r 
with mixed feelings 
joy in the rich opp 
services on a rejuv 
feelings are almost 
less round- the-clo 
campus, the communi 
him ; none more than 
good humor and fin 
under his immediate 
this mighty influx! 

1951 took Harl 
that UCLA will be r 
national and intern 



Los Angeles I called the heads together and told them 
pted an appointment as Director of Libraries at the Un 
effective September 15 ; and will be leaving UCLA about 



the 



;ceived by them, as I know it will be by all of the staff, 

- sadness at losing a true colleague and dear friend, 
ortunity which has come to him to develop major library 
enated campus under a dynamic young Chancellor My own 

too deep for words, for Bob Vosper has given eight tire- 
ck years to UCLA -- not only to the libraries but to the 
ty and to li brari anship in California. All will miss 

I. who depended so heavily upon his energy, his judgment, 
ished style. Nearly half a million volumes were added 

direction Now we who are left must find stacks to house 



ow to British Columbia, 1952 Vosper to Kansas. My hope is 
egarded as having contributed its quota to 1 i brarianship 
ational -- at least for a while! 



I am. pleased to announce that Andrew Horn will succeed Mr. Vosper as 
Associate Librarian The public service departments -- Circulation, Befer- 
ence and Special Collections -- will report to him, and he will also be re- 
sponsible for budget preparation and professional personnel. He will con- 
tinue to direct Library building maintenance and expansion. 



The ne 
Library Ass 
of Technica 
responsi bi 1 
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stant Librarian will be Gordon B. Williams, one-time Senior 

in Beference and Special Collections, now Assistant Chief 
ices in the John Crerar Library of Chicago Mr, Williams's 
11 be for the Acquisitions and Catalog departments and the 

per, Gordon Williams is a native of Oregon, where he was 

holds an A B. from Stanford University (major in psycholo- 
medicine) and later did graduate work in psychology at 
rd From 1940 to 1942 he worked in Paul Elder's Bookstore 
and became Assistant Manager. From 1942 to 1945 he saw 
sible service in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters as an 



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officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve. After that he worked four years as 
Manager of Brentano's Bookstore in Los Angeles. 

It was then that T interested Mr. Williams in 1 i brari anship and after 
part of a year s experience at UCLA he left in 1949 for the University of 
Chicago, where he enrolled in the Graduate Library School. He has now been 
admitted to Ph.D. candidacy and will receive the M- A. degree next month. Un- 
til a year ago he worked half-time as administrative assistant to the Chief 
of Readers Services in the University of Chicago Library, and since then has 
been a full-time member of Mr. Henkles staff in the famous science reference 
library known as the John Crerar 

Mr Williams s background and continuing interest in the life sciences 
(he also took graduate work in genetics during his library course) are a 
major reason for his appointment as Assistant Librarian. His managerial ex- 
perience, wide knowledge of books friendly and energetic personality are 
others. He is married to Jay Leyda' s sister ; and they have a two year old 
daughter His hobbies are handprinting and mobile sculpture. 

Mr. Williams will report for duty on September 15th 

Last week I met at the Los Angeles Public Library with a committee under 
City Librarian Hamill and County Librarian Henderson to commence planning for 
the A. L A Conference to be held here a year from this summer 

A luncheon visitor last week was Lewis F, Stieg ; Librarian of the Uni- 
versity of Southern California I was glad to learn from him that Miss Helen 
Haines's health has improved particularly since the strong defense of her 
book by Elinor S. Earle in the A L.A Bulletin for April. 



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Personnel 



Mrs. Lois S Steinmann, who has been appointed Senior Typist-Clerk in 
the Circulation Department (RBR) replacing Joseph Ortmann, received her B. A 
from UCLA in January 1951 in Political Science. Mrs, Steinmann has been a 
social case worker for the Bureau of Public Assistance of Los Angeles County. 

Visitors to the Library 

Freder ick E. Shane, Associate Professor of Art in the University of 
Missouri now on sabbatical leave, visited the Library in the company of 
Irving Stone and Milt Gross (April 22) 

J. R Blanchard, the new Librarian on the Davis campus, visited the Li- 
brary on his return trip from La Jolla. (April 28) 

Richard E- Barker, student of modern literature at Cornell University: 
and Duncan H Olmstead, of Petaluma. (April 28) 

Edward Dvorak, doctoral candidate in Political Science at Stanford Uni- 
versity. (April 29) 

Mrs, Dorothy B Bish, Miss Betty R King, and Miss Helene Lucas, of the 
Scripps Institution of Oceanography on the La Jolla campus, were shown the 
Library by John Smith (May 1) 

Conference Report 

As a retrospective note on the very popular and successful Conference 
on Systems and Procedures for Librarians, held on the campus on April 19, 
Johanna Allerding reports that among the 200 some registrants were librarians 
from Albuquerque, Berkeley, China Lake, Oakland.. Point Mugu, San Diego, San 
Francisco, and Santa Barbara -- not to speak of the many cities and 
towns closer by. Several librarians have asked to borrow Miss Allerding' s 
slides for the workshop on Order Work and the work simplification film, and 
some Los Angeles Public Library people who are interested in possible ap- 
plications of Xerography are going to have the local representative give 
them a special demonstration. From the number of phone calls and letters 
Miss Allerding has received from people who were here it is evident the 
meetings were of great value and interest. 

Catalogers' Notes 

At the spring meeting of the Los Angeles Regional Group of Catalogers, 
in Santa Monica on Saturday. April 26, Robert L. Collison delighted his 
audience with an instructive talk on "Cataloging in British Libraries." 



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UCLA's Catalog Department is well represented among the officers elected for 
the coming year, for Helen Jane Jones was elected chairman, and Esther Koch 
vice-chairman. Mrs. Anna P. Warner (Los Angeles Public Library) is the new 
secretary- treasurer. The Misses Jones and Koch will have the chief responsi- 
bility of planning the cataloging meetings for the A..L.A. Conference to be 
held in Los Angeles in the summer of 1953. 

Helene Schimansky attended the spring meeting of the Modern Language 
Association of Southern California on April 26 at San Diego State College, 
and presided at the meeting of the Portuguese section, of which she has been 
chairman for the past year. 

Hobby Show and Storehouse Exhibit 

The Second Annual Conference for University Employees; sponsored by the 
University Personnel Office, was the occasion last week for another gala 
hobby show ( co- sponsored by C. S. E„ A. ' s Chapter 44), in Room 80 of the Library 
Seventeen members of the Library staff participated Barbara Kelly was 
chairman of the show, and Bill Bellin made signs, Harry Williams provided 
necessary photographic reproductions and Rita Schrank and Dorothy Mitchell 
served as members of the flower committee. Library staffers' exhibits were 
Jan Anderson's preserves, Betty Bradstreet's and Barbara Kelly's woodcarving, 
Mary Carey's purple shawl, Buth Doxsee' s books about cats, Tony Greco's 
braided rug and antique restorations, Dave and Winifred Heron's paintings, 
Helen Hickman's and Dorothy Vrungos's ceramics, Mr. Powell's Small Hobby 
Horse, "Wridden," Dorothy Schultz's dresses, Mrs Mok's Chinese cloisonne, 
Ilene Spielman's knitting, and some particularly effective flower arrange- 
ments by the Committee. 

Next door, in Room 90, products of the Purchasing Department s Store- 
house were given a representative showing, displaying an unbelievable variety 
of items available on campus by requisition: all manner of beads, beakers, 
burettes, bandaides, benzene, black bunting, brads, butts, batteries, 
bushings, buzzers, beeswax, brushes, brass fittings, cold roll flat cold 
roll round-hot roll flat-hot roll round iron, steel balls, steel wool, tack 
bumpers and taper pins required from day to day by laboratories, libraries, 
offices, and classrooms, and in the general maintenance of the buildings and 
grounds of the campus. Even with the great abundance of items on display 
from filter paper to steel desks, from oil of cloves to electric fans, we 
were reminded that these were only about one-tenth of the total number 
stocked by the Storehouse It was asserted, however, that that very pleasant 
Storehouse Punch is not normally available on requisition. 

Participation in Personnel Conference 

A number of Library staff members took active parts in last week's Con- 
ference for University Employees, sponsored by the University Personnel 
Office in cooperation with University Extension's Department of Conferences 
and Special Activities. Mr, Horn served as one of the group chairmen for 
the Workshop on Interviewing Techniques Barbara Kelly was Chairman of the 
Committee for the Hobby Show, and was assisted on this committee by William 
Bellin. Harry Williams was in charge of Photography. The general Confer- 
ence Planning Committee included Betty Bradstreet and Barbara Kelly 

High School Day 

About a thousand visiting high school students will be on campus to- 
morrow, Mr Quinsey announces, for the ASUCLA High School Day Staff mem- 
bers on duty in the Library that day are therefore forewarned that large 
groups of these sightseers will be in and out of the Library, especially 
during the morning hours. After lunch, and an informal rally in front of 
Boyce Hall, the visitors will be treated to a special matinee performance of 
the Varsity Show. 

Restoration in the Reading Room 

Painters were scampering up and down the twenty-foot mobile scaffold in 
the main reading room early Monday, the 28th of April, on the first big re- 
paint job the room has had in its twenty-three years of existence -- less 
than a week after the last of the Willitts J Hole paintings of European art 
had taken leave for their permanent home in the new Art Building Departure 



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of the paintings : after their twelve-year sojourn in the Library, was of 
course the immediate reason for the spring clean-up, paint-up job, for the 
general dinginess of the walls, particularly where the paintings had hung, 
had suddenly become painfully apparent. 

For those who tend to resign themselves to a bureaucratic state of 
affairs in which nothing can ever be done in a hurry, let it be pointed out 
that the telephone request from Mr Vosper for as early a job as possible -- 
preferably during Spring Recess -- went in only on the Wednesday before the 
Monday the painters appeared, and the work was finished in just four days,, 
during the Recess when relatively few students were about Senior Superin- 
tendent of Ruildings and Grounds. Thomas A Stead, and Painter Foreman Paul 
Smith and Lead Man Roy Walton and their expert crew are the ones we should 
thank for this achievement Very little inconvenience to staff or readers 
was caused by the friendly invasion (much less, in fact, than was caused by 
a simultaneous visitation on that first Monday morning from a local film 
studio which had permission to shoot some scenes in one corner of the room 
for an IBM educational movie ) 

The most important result of the paint job is. of course, that light in 
the room is more evenly distributed both by day and by night; the powerful 
ceiling lights installed in 1949 now illuminate the room at top efficiency 
Architecturally speaking the clean lines of the walls have been restored 
with the removal of the paintings, and the design and color in the ornate 
ceiling and in the bookshelves below are brought out strikingly by the 
freshly tinted walls. All this has resulted in a rather surprising bit of 
modernization for the old reading room and brings it a little better into 
line with the Library's more recently acquired facilities. 

Joint I-I.R. Publication 

"Industrial Relations Theses and Dissertations Submitted at Twenty Uni- 
versities July 1 1950-June 30, 1951" has been issued by the Institute of 
Industrial Relations on the Los Angeles campus, under the editorship of 
Gwendolyn Lloyd, I I.R, Librarian at Berkeley, and Robert Thomason , I.I.R. 
Librarian at Los Angeles. The compilation has been sponsored by the Commit- 
tee of University Industrial Relations Librarians. Theses and dissertations 
are listed by subject, with an alphabetical author index; and a summary of 
interlibrary loan policies and photographic facilities in the institutions 
represented is also provided 

New Audio Equipment 

In the new equipment department , Special Collections announces receipt 
of long-awaited tl ? tape recording equipment. The Library is now in a posi- 
tion to play back some of its earlier recordings which were made on tape be- 
fore wire recording equipment was received. As a growing depository of 
audio- records we require machines for all types of playback, and as a maker 
of recordings under various conditions, all modern types of recording equip- 
ment are necessary. Hence, our acquisition of this new Pentron, Multi-Speed 
tape recorc*. r 

Bindery Report 

William H. Foley, Superintendent of the University Press Bindery in 
Santa Monica met with the Department Heads a few weeks ago to discuss 
bindery procedures, schedules, work-load, and other matters of mutual inter- 
est. Pursuing the matter further, the Heads last week trekked to Santa 
Monica for a conducted tour of the Bindery in operation. 

Prior to 1946 our machine binding was done by commercial firms in Los 
Angeles and San Diego, but in that year a fortunate opportunity arose to 
purchase the equipment of one of the small San Diego contractors who was 
going out of business (His last job for us was the elephantine file of the 
Philadelphia Public Ledger, a story in itself) Press Manager Samuel T. 
Farquhar acted quickly on our urging, bought the equipment, rented the 
present quarters at Santa Monica, and hired in Mr. Foley an expert and sea- 
soned superintendent. 

Since then the quarters have been enlarged, and more equipment and 
machinery have either been purchased, or designed by the staff and fabricated 
in the College of Engineering shops. 

Mr Foley, who has an additional job of handling all printing requisi- 
tions for the Purchasing Office, runs a model shop, in terms of efficiency, 



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flexibility, working conditions, and quality of staff. Under present work 
loads approximately 2000 volumes per month, including about 300 rush items, 
are handled for UCLA, in addition to work for the Riverside, La Jolla, and 
Santa Barbara campuses. 

All who have seen the plant in operation (branch librarians paid a visit 
a few weeks ago) have been impressed. Tours for other members of the staff 
could possibly be arranged 

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Clark Library Notes 

Several years ago a visiting scholar, in examining the Clark Library's 
rare Audubon copy of the Atlas to the Travels of Maximilian, Prince of Wied 
Neuwied, discovered that the plate depicting the Crow Indians was missing. 
Through the months, in travels to the east and in Europe, he made special 
efforts to locate a plate to complete the copy His thoughtful services have 
come to a successful conclusion, for in London he recently found the desired 
plate, The Clark Library staff have happily added it to the Atlas, and they 
send their thanks to Professor Herbert M. Evans, of the Berkeley campus 

That not all undergraduate English classes are as large as at UCLA was 
demonstrated recently when Professor Sloan of Chapman College arranged for a 
tour of the Clark Library by his 18th Century English Literature students. 
The Professor with both students arrived at the appointed time and spent an 
exciting two hours admiring the building and seeing a host of literary 
rarities. Never, says Mrs. Davis, has greater appreciation been shown for 
the Library's incunabula, the early Chaucer folios, the volumes of Donne, 
the shabby but treasured Bunyans in original bindings, the great array of 
Dryden and the imposing shelves of Defoe, Evelyn, Gray, Johnson, Milton, 
Swift, and their fel low- wri ters . 

A Neighboring "Friends" Group 

The Immaculate Heart College Library has recently described in a leaf- 
let the aims of its "Friends" organization in helping the Library to increase 
its resources and to further the College's policy of sharing "its books, re- 
search materials, and peaceful atmosphere.,." "Its ultimate aim," writes 
the Librarian, Sister Mary Regis, "is to become a reservoir of Christian 
culture, a source of enlightenment, enrichment, and enjoyment for all stu- 
dents in this region, whether they be registered at Immaculate Heart or any 
other college, whether they be Catholic or non-Catholic." 

Some Yeats Notes 

Since 1939 the bibliographical guide for Yeats collectors has been 
Roth's catalog of a Yeats exhibition at Yale in observation of his death in 
that year. This has now been superseded by Allan Wade's 390-page biblio- 
graphy of Yeats. Item number one in both Roth and Wade is Mosada. A Dramat- 
ic Poem, 1886, one of the rarest of all Yeats' s works. It is a reprint, in 
perhaps 100 copies, from the Dublin University Review, and there is, accord- 
ing to Wade, no copy in the British Museum, at Trinity College, Dublin, or 
in the National Library of Ireland. 

The Clark Library has owned a copy since last fall when an agent 
successfully bid it in for us at a New York auction. Our copy is in the 
original wrappers and is a presentation from Yeats to his kinsman H.A. 
Pol 1 exfen. 

Even rarer than Mosada are two anonymous pamphlets by Yeats which we 
acquired at auction last year in London. They are Is the Order of R.R. & 
AC. to remain a Magical Order? and a separate postscript, both dated 1901, 
and are products of the mystical side of Yeats' s genius -- an aspect of the 
great Irish writer which is baffling to rationalists. The Order Rubidae 
Rosae and Aureae Crucis was apparently a section of the Order of the 
Golden Dawn. 

At the same London sale I bought still another Yeats item, antipodal 
from the mystic-side. It is the Seanad Eireann Dio sbdir eachtai Pairliminte, 
a ten-volume set of the Irish Parliamentary Debates for the period 1922-28, 
when Yeats was a Senator, and containing his official remarks on the floor. 

It has seemed to me increasingly important for the University to pre- 
serve a non - ci rcul ating set of the multiform works of one of the age's 



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greatest writers and particularly appropriate for them to be at the Clark 
Library, together with the peerless collection of his fellow countryman and 
friend, Oscar Wilde, whom he outlived by thirty-nine years. 

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Curses on biblioklepts 

"Don't be surprised,' warns University of Kentucky Librarian Lawrence 
S Thompson i-n the Bulletin of the New York Public Library (February 1952), 
when the members of the staff of The New York Public Library break out with 
leprosy acquire hideous physical deformities, and are taken away for a so- 
journ in the penitentiary They will be in good company in their misfortunes. 
Plagues will probably be rampant in the British Museum, librarians of the 
Bibliotheque Nationale will be languishing in the nether regions with Judas 
the Traitor, and the custodians of the Oes terrei chi sche National bi bl iothek 
will be hanging from the highest gallows in Vienna. Most libraries harbor 
books that once were stolen. The volumes they now guard so zealously were, 
in many instances, once the property of other libraries, and in not a few of 
them may be found gravely composed curses condemning thieves to all manner 
of physical and spiritual torment Throughout the Middle Ages and the first 
two or three centuries of modern times the book curse was one of the princi- 
pal devices for the protection of library books from potential biblioklepts." 

In his urbane and scholarly article, entitled "A Cursory Survey of 
Maledictions,'' Mr. Thompson writes of some of the administrative devices 
commonly used by the medieval librarian who was "so deeply concerned with 
the next world that he thought he could best protect his books in this vale 
of tears by the mere threat of damnation there." 

Foreshadowing; however our present attitude of caution if not tough- 
ness, toward borrowers. Mr Thompson shows that the weakness of the book 
curse in the late Middle Ages is only too well illustrated by the unwilling- 
ness of owners of books to rely solely upon it as a protection against de- 
linquent borrowers " Since the eleventh century, in fact, book curses ha 1 
taken on more of a whimsical character, like this early one he cites; 



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Thys boke is one 

and Godes Kors ys anoder, 
They take the ton 

God gefe them the toder," 

Thus is the degeneration of the book curse into : "one of the most widely 
cultivated vehicres of bibliographical humor" entertainingly traced in Mr. 
Thompson's generously illustrated article. 



C L A at Redlands May 24 

Saturday , Way 24, is the day of the C L. A. Southern District conference 
at Redlands. The College, University, and Research Libraries Section will 
have a meeting at the University of Redlands that afternoon. Details are 
posted on the Library Information Board, Room 200. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor Everett Moore. Contributing Editor: David W. Heron Contributors 
to this issue Edna C Davis Andrew H. Horn Ralph Lyon. Jr., Robert L. 
Ouinsey. Helene E. Schimansky, Florence Williams 



UCLA LIBRARIAN 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY 
LOS ANGELES 24, CALIFORNIA 



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Volume 5 Number 17 



May 23, 1952 



From the Librarian 

Today I am meeting at the County Library with Librarian John Henderson 
and State Librarian Carma Zimmerman to discuss the C.L.A. Library Development 
Committee program. In the afternoon John D. and I are going on to the 
Huntington Library to attend a gathering of the He Men Librarians Protective 
Association (South of Tehachapi chapter). 

Earlier this week Miss Mary Foy, City Librarian of Los Angeles in the 
1880' s, came to my office with novelist-newspaperman Don Ryan, where they 
were joined in a lively wi re- recorded interview by Messrs. Bynum and Layne. 

At the semi-monthly Administrative Council meeting last Friday we heard 
a report on the School of Social Welfare by its Dean, Donald Howard, followed 
by Dean Dodd' s report on the major and minor capital improvements programs. 
There is a good chance of the stack addition being funded in 1953/54 and the 
south wing in the year after,, 

At another interesting session last week I invited the Student Library 
Committee, Miss Norma Perez, chairman, to meet in my office and discuss the 
year's work, finished and unfinished. Present also were Messrs. Quinsey, 
Moore, and Vosper, and as special guest Marty Rosen, student assistant in the 
Periodicals Room, who was recently swept into the student body presidency by 
a majority at the primary. 

Tomorrow I shall be one of a large staff delegation at the C.L-A. 
Southern District meeting in Redlands, and will report on the work of the 
Library Development Committee, 

Next Wednesday, following a meeting with Dr. Robert D, Leigh, who is 
returning to complete the Library Education survey, my wife and I are driving 
to Santa Barbara to dine with Provost Emeritus and Mrs. Monroe E Deutsch. 
Afterward I am speaking at the initial meeting of the Friends of the Santa 
Barbara Public Library, chaired by Dr. Deutsch, 

A week from Sunday the Clark Library Founder's Day Celebration will be 
resumed, after a two-year lapse, with a Shakespeare Festival. Those who have 
attended earlier celebrations need no urging to be present, but to new staff 
members I recommend the event as a delightful way to spend the post meridian 
hours, under the spell of Oberon, King of the Fairies. 

L.C.P. 

Various Offerings at Redlands Tomorrow 

The annual meeting of the Southern District of the California Library 
Association at Redlands tomorrow offers meetings in both the morning and the 
afternoon, with a luncheon in between in the University Commons. All sessions 
are on the University of Redlands campus. At the general session in the 
morning the speaker will be Dr. Jay Monaghan, Illinois State Historian and 
Secretary of the Illinois State Historical Society, Lincoln scholar and 
student of Western Americana who is working this year at the Huntington Li- 
brary on a new book on Lincoln. The afternoon brings a choice of four 



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meetings one is sponsored by the Conference of College and University Li- 
brarians, at which Mr. Collison will speak on "American Li brari anship : A 
British View;" the others offer a panel on books and reading, a program on 
children's reading, and a meeting for county school librarians. Fuller de- 
tails are posted in Room 200 

Exhibits 

"1760-1860: The Growth of Zoological Science and the Influence of Con- 
temporary Ideas" is the present exhibition in the main floor cases. Arranged 
by Mr Bellin with the advice and assistance of Professor Waldo Furgason of 
the Zoology Department, it features many of the classics in biology produced 
during this particularly fruitful century, and literature representing sig- 
nificant events and ideas in other fields of human activity during the same 
period. Among the books chosen from the Library's collection are Buffon's 
Histoire Naturelle ( 1769 ) : Linnaeus's Systema Naturae (17 58), Benjamin 
Franklin's Experiences et Observations sur I ' Elect ricite (1752), Humboldt' 
Kostnos (1845), Cuvier' s Revolution du Globe (1830), and Darwin's Origin of 
Species (1859). 

In the Department of Special Collections cases are twenty-two versions 
of Harold Lamb's Genghis Khan, Emperor of All Men, beginning with an article 
appearing in Asia, November, 1926, and including the first edition published 
by McBride in 1927, several subsequent editions in English French, German, 
Finnish. Hungarian, Turkish, Jugoslavian, Persian, Urdu, Spanish and Arabic, 
and the latest edition, published by Doubleday earlier this month, in cele- 
bration of the famous book's quarter of a century as a world-wide best 
seller Mr Lamb, a regular visitor to the Library, has kindly lent his 
books for this exhibit. 

This latter exhibition will be succeeded tomorrow by selections from 
the Library's Folklore Collection, assembled in observance of the California 
Folklore Conference 

Student Assistant is Prexy- Elect 

The Reference Department is proud of Martin Rosen, a student assistant 
in the Periodicals Room, who has been elected President of the Associated 
Students for next year, He received enough votes in the primary election to 
defeat his two opponents without a run-off. Marty received a Tom Treanor 
Scholarship to UCLA when he was graduated from Los Angeles High School in 
1949. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in his junior year, and was the 
recipient this year of a University Scholarship, He is a Political Science 
major and plans to visit India this summer under the auspices of the Univer- 
sity and the University Religious Conference. 

Two other members of the Periodicals staff, Ernst Ekman and Frederick 
Lamb, have recently been awarded University Fellowships for 1952-53 Both 
are Ph.D. candidates in History, 

Phi Beta Kappa Lecture 

Dr Frederick Hard, President of Scripps College, and a member of the 
Senate of the United Chapters of Phi Beta Kappa, will give the Annual Phi 
Beta Kappa Lecture on the campus next Monday, May 26, at 3:00 p.m., in Edu- 
cation Ruilding 100 His subject will be "The Past Lights the Future " All 
are cordially invited, by the UCLA chapter, Eta of California. 

GSA - Library Cooperation 

As recently noted here, the graduate students on this campus (there are 
now almost 4,000 of them) have become, through their recently strengthened 
Graduate Students Association, more articulate in making known their needs 
and special problems as advanced students. In the first issue of their new 
mimeographed sheet, the Announcer, they are able to report that through the 
cooperation of their Library Committee and the Library administration, two 
important changes in Library services affecting the grads have already been 
accomplished. These are the conversion of Room 322 A (formerly a men's 
staff room adjoining the main staff rooms) to a smoking room for students 
using the Graduate Reading Room, and provision at the Main Loan Desk of a 
system tor renewing books by presentation of new call slips, without having 
to present the books. The Announcer describes this as "a sincere gesture of 
cooperation by the Library -- a gesture encouraged and made possible at this 
moment by the GSA Library Committee." 



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You Still Have a Chance 

Such is the inertia of us human beings that recent visitors to UCLA from 
Chicago discovered to their surprise that some members of our staff had not 
yet seen the new Law Building and its library - something no cross-country 
caller is likely to overlook. Similarly, on Mr. Collison's recent visit to 
Berkeley, he found a number of people on the QJ staff who hadn't yet got over 
to see the new Law Building on that campus -- an equally impressive structure 
which he was happy to be able to describe to them. This situation can be 
remedied, for those who can make the effort, for the Law Buildings will 
probably be around for some time. 

All this is leading up, however, to a matter about which UCLA librarians 
had better be alert, if they don't want to miss an exciting and beautiful 
sight. This is the Art Building's opening exhibit in its service gallery, 
"Primitive Arts of the Pacific Northwest," on loan from the Museum of Anthro- 
pology on the Berkeley campus, in honor of the opening of the new building 
here. 

Therefore, although it's a long way over there (a good sixteenth of a 
mile -- all on foot), you would do well to overcome that inertia -- just this 
once -- and see one of the really notable exhibits now in Los Angeles; and if 
by chance you haven't seen the new Art Building, have a look at it too. The 
exhibit closes on June 6; the building is expected to stay put for awhile. 

Polaroid Equipment in Photographic 

Polaroid lights and filters designed to eliminate highlights in photo- 
graphing objects with shiny surfaces have recently been acquired by the Li- 
brary Photographic Service, according to Harry Williams. The 
has been very successfully used in taking pictures of Greek v; 




Doxsee - De Wolf Tour 

Our Music and Art Librarians, Misses Doxsee and De Wolf, are about to 
undertake an ambitious tour across the United States to visit libraries in 
their fields. They are in Berkeley today, "seeing U.C. first," and from 
there they will set out for libraries -- principally in universities -- in 
several states of the middle west and east coast regions. Their chief 
interest will be in studying methods of handling special materials used in 
music and art instruction and research. They will be gone about five weeks, 
traveling in Buth Doxsee' s year-old Dodge. 

USBE and UCLA 



The UCLA Library is helping in the rehabilitation of foreign libraries 
by being a paying member of the United States Book Exchange, a private, non- 
profit corporation, sponsored by national libraries, and scholarly and pro- 
fessional organizations. The USBE serves as a center for the exchange of 
publications between the libraries of the United States and institutions in 
other countries. 

In order to supplement existing exchanges, the USBE accepts, sorts, 
shelves, and lists printed materials sent in for exchange by participating 
institutions. It circulates the lists among these libraries and fills their 
requests for listed items. It offers a broad choice of other services, un- 
dertaking a vast rehabilitation program with libraries damaged or cut off by 
the war, and acts as a clearing house for exchange of bibliographical infor- 
mation. 

At this end we have obtained numerous hard-to-find monographs and serial 
fill-ins inexpensively (at about thirty-five cents per item), and in 1950-51 
assembled fifty-one large wooden crates of unwanted duplicate serials and 
books that will eventually go to some library which needs the material. 
After the 200-pound crates have been nailed and wired shut, they are taken by 
University truck to Long Beach, by ship via the Panama Canal to Baltimore, 
and by train to Washington, for the USBE, which is housed in the Library of 
Congress. 



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The interesting reports of the world-wide activities of USBE appear in 
its blue-sheeted Newsletter, a copy of which may be seen on the Library Infor 
mation board in Room 200 

Activities of Our Resident Fulbnghtee 

Recent publ ications of Robert Collison include articles in the March and 
April issues of The Library World (London). 'The John Crerar Library" and 
' The Library on Dearborn,'' which are reflections on his visits last January 
to the Crerar and Newberry Libraries, and an article in the Summer 1952 issue 
of The Library Review (London), entitled "Conference in Chicago," a longer 
account of the A.L.A. Midwinter Conference. 

Last week Mr. Collison addressed the School of Library Science at 
U S. C. , and tomorrow he speaks at the meeting of the College, University, and 
Research Libraries Section of C.L.A., at Redlands He also gave a talk 
earlier this week to the Rotary Club of Pacific Palisades, at the invitation 
of Professor Carl D. Sheppard, Jr., of the Department of Art. This is not 
his first appearance before Rotary, he says, for he once addressed a club in 
Africa. 

Dr. Mehta at Staff Association Meeting 

Last week's talk to the Staff Association by Dr. Amolak R. Mehta, of 
India, who is Visiting Professor of Public Health in the School of Medicine 
helped to bring members a little more up-to-date on conditions in India 
since the achievement of Indian independence. His slides provided interest- 
ing illustrations to his remarks. Dr. Mehta is Deputy Director General of 
Health Services, in the Indian Ministry of Health, a member of the World 
Health Organization Expert Advisory Panel on Health Education of the Public, 
and an authority on public health problems in general and those of Southeast 
Asia in particular. 

Malibu Moo Means Mobil books 

"Recent improvements on the Malibu Mobi li brary ," reports the Los Angeles 
County Public Library's Newsletter, "include large side vision mirrors, new 
flooring, and an air horn. This latter device is an innovation in the County 
bookmobiles, activated by a Rube Goldberg or, for the benefit of our younger 
patrons, a Smokey Stover device, whereby COo gas (a) from a cartridge is led 
by wheels, pulleys and pipes to a large air horn (b). A rope (c) is pulled, 
producing a sound which resembles most nearly that emitted by a lonesome cow. 
It is hoped that the result (d) will produce patrons (e) to come down out of 
them thar hills, thereby increasing our circulation ( f ) , which in turn will 
justify the greafc expenditure of brains and money to conceive the contrap- 
tion. Driver Joe Smith is advised to limit the duration of his blast, as 
the whole works is reminiscent of the Mississippi steam boat which had to 
stop and fire up the boilers every time the Captain blew its whistle." 

International Inflation; The Creeping Diapason 

Among the "Current Notes" in the American Journal of International Law 
for April is the disquieting news that the bassoonist of the future may not 
be able to reach high enough to sound his "A" for the symphony concert mas- 
ter. For the A above middle C, writes Jerry L. Weinstein of the Harvard Law 
School, is not the stable constant that it appears to be, standing forth 
clear, bold, and true above the cacaphony of the orchestral warm-up. It is, 
asamatter of fact, one of the tricky international bones of contention left 
unsettled by the Treaties of Versailles (art. 282), St. Germain (art. 234), 
and Trianon (art, 217), which seemed for a few years to have established the 
diapason normal, which gave the controversial A a frequency of 435 cycles per 
second. 

The history of Standard Pitch presented by Mr. Weinstein reveals that 
in the Good Old Days of Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven, musicians were satis- 
fied wi th a mere 422 cps, but that with the passage of time and the increase 
in the tempo of modern society, 435 was most widely accepted in the 19th 
century. After the first World War, A sounded better to people at 440; and 
the Boston Symphony Orchestra (sometimes considered one of the higher- strung 
of American orchestras) keyed itself up under the late Serge Koussevitsky to 
a dizzying 444 cps. 



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The matter has been referred to UNESCO, but if the diapason follows the 
trend of the proton, for instance, there may be a little extra kudos in it 
for piccolo players. 

Doctors Phy si ci an 

Last year in London I was close enough to the source of British book- 
sellers' catalogs to have the advantage of library buyers in the U S. A I 
was not able however to always beat the British dealers themselves, as the 
following instance will show. One day the afternoon mail to Cranmer Court 
brought aYork dealer's catalog and on a quick run-through my eye was caught by 
the descriptive phrase "Translation attributed to John Evelyn." The item was 
The Doctors Physician: or, Di alogues Concerning Health. London, At the Black 
Bull, 1685. Beference to Wing revealed the author to be Nicolas Fremont 
d' Abl ancourt , and the item to be recorded only in the British Museum. I im- 
mediately telegraphed an order to York. 

That evening we had as dinner guest a scholarly London bookseller who had 
formerly been a schoolmaster. Knowing of his interest in John Evelyn I showed 
him the item in the York Catalog and remarked, rather smugly I recall ; that I 
had telegraphed for the book. His two-word remark was accompanied by a faint 
smile. "I telephoned," he said. 

He got the book all right, and I saw it in his shop before we left 
England and got him to promise the Clark Library first chance if he decided 
to sell it. 

A year passed and recently the little book arrived at West Adams, at a 
not unreasonable mark up, to be added to the fringe of our large John Evelyn 
col lection. 

In an effort to verify the Evelyn attribution -- the translation is not 
listed in Dr. Geoffrey Keynes's authoritative Evelyn bibliography -- we wrote 
to the York dealer, who replied, "We catalogued the copy as 'ascribed to John 
Evelyn' from a pencil note in the book, Provenance was (indirectly) the li- 
brary of Sir James Digby Legard of Anlaby and Ganton, Yorkshire.' Our in- 
quiry of the London dealer brought this reply, "Next time I see Geoff rey Keynes 
I will ask him whether he has any information, but I am sure he will snort and 
say it has nothing to do with Evelyn at all!" 

Evelyn's translation or not, the book is now just twice as common as it 
was a year ago. and after its entry in Wing the symbol "L" has been joined 



by "CLC. 

A New Augustan Reprint (by Gaily ) 



L C.P. 



The latest publication of the Augustan Beprint Society is Henry Gaily' s 
A Critical Essay on Char ac teri s tic- Wr i tings (1725), with an Introduction by 
Alexander H Chorney, the current Fellow at the Clark Library. It is Gaily' s 
introductory essay to his translation of The Moral Characters of Theophr as tus. 
This is Number 33 in the publications series, now in its sixth year, issued 
by the Clark Library under the General Editorship of H. Bichard Archer and 
Professors Bobert S. Kinsman and John Loftis of UCLA and Professor Bichard C. 
Boys of the University of Michigan. 

The Society exists to make available inexpensive reprints (usually fac- 
simile reproductions) of rare seventeenth and eighteenth century works The 
Assistant Editor of the Publications series is Professor W. Earl Britton, of 
the University of Michigan, and the board of Advisory Editors includes, in 
addition to Professor Edward N. Hooker and H T. Swedenberg, Jr. of UCLA, mem- 
bers of the faculties of Chicago, Columbia, Duke, Michigan, Minnesota; 
Princeton, and Texas Universities, the State College of Washington, and Uni- 
versity College, London., The Corresponding Secretary is Mrs. Edna C. Davis 
of the Clark Library. 

Gaily' s essay on the character, Mr. Chorney remarks, "deserves attention 
because it is the first detailed and serious discussion by an Englishman of a 
literary kind immensely popular in its day,.. It is Gaily' s concept of the 
character as an art-form... which is most interesting to the modern scholar... 
His essay, says Chorney, "reflects fundamental changes in the English 
attitude toward Human nature and its literary representation." 

Associate Librarian's Notes 

John W. Cronin, Acting Director of the Library of Congress Processing 
Department, accompanied by Mr. Budolf Smits, who is in charge of the Special 
Cyrillic Union Subject Catalog project, visited us briefly last week to 



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are in it. Flying in and 

ers met for 



discuss this project and our possible share in it. Flying in and out by 
plane and cab, the two typically vigorous and generous L. C. officers met 
a couple of hours with Mrs. Keatinge, the Misses Humiston and Lodge and 
Messrs. Engelbarts Krassovsky, Collison, and Moore, and myself. Prior to 
this session, because of a con fl ict in schedules, they had time to get sunburned 
and windblown on the lawn (this in preference to a tour of the bui lding) „ 

Special funds have recently been secured to develop a Cyrillic Union Sub- 
ject Catalog, to be based on the author cards of the present Slavic Union Cata- 
log, which contains about 220,000 entries. Li braries that have been con tribu 
ting cooperative copy to the Slavic Union Catalog will be asked, on a contract 
basis, to supply subject tracings for their own cards. The result will be well 
over half amillion cards, from whi ch in about a year a book catalog will be pre- 
pared for sale. 

With these expert s on hand we talked also about the expanded L.C. Monthly 
List of Russian Accessions, including microfilm and reprint programs, md ( a 
la Collison) about Russian collections in Great Britain. 

From Engl and came the Vice-Chancel lor of the University of Nottingham, 
Bertram L. Hallward, classicist and mountaineer and shrewd observer of the 
several American and Canadian libraries he had visited on his transcontinental 
trip. He made a date to get Mr. Collison down to Nottingham to talk to his 
staff next year. Mr. Hallward was the guest here o f Pro fessor Clinton Howard, 
who spent last year at Nottingham under Fulbright auspices. 

Recently Mr Powell, Mr. Horn, and I have met with Miss Dorothy Leahy, 
Chairman of the Home Economics Department, which soon gets its own new build- 
ing, and with Page Ackerman about Library needs in Home Economics and in 
Social Wei fare. 

Last Monday Dave Heron brought in his talented cousin-in-law, Helen 
Wright, author of the recently published Palomar; the World's Largest Tele- 
scope (Macmillan, 1952), illustrated by Milford Zornes. Miss Wright left 
the manuscript of her book with us. 

R.V.' 
Exchange Librarians 

>. 

"The International Relations Committee of SLA, working jointly 
with the ASLIB committee performing a similar function in Great 
Britain, is gathering such information as will assist in effecting 
an exchange of librarians in the two countries. 

"SLA members who are interested in exchanging posi tions with 
librarians in England for a period of six months or a year, are re- 
quested to specify their particular interests and backgrounds and 
to state whether they would be willing to pay the costs of their 
own transportation. It will be necessary to ascertain also whether 
the exchange will be financially equable and whether members will 
be prepared to receive the salaries of those librarians whom they 
are repl acing. 

Of further interest is such information as would permit place- 
ment of English colleagues for limited study periods in American li- 
braries where no exchange of librarians was contemplated. 

"The purpose of this information is to determine whether or not 
it would be necessary to seek government help, and to create, if 
possible, a good working arrangement. There is no obligation of any 



kind in sending replies. 



"Kindly send all pertinent information to: 
Kate C. Ornsen, Librarian 
Sun Oil Company 
Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania." 

Special Libraries, April 1952 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. Editor: 
Everett Moore. Contributing Editor: David W. Heron. Contributors to this 
issue: Andrew H. Horn, Ralph Lyon, Jr., Lorita T. Schrank, Harry D. Williams. 



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Volume 5 Number 18 



June 6, 1952 



From the Librarian 

This morning I attended the semi-monthly meeting of the Administrative 
Council, presided over by Dean Knudsen. 

Last night I returned by plane from Oakland after two days of meetings 
in Berkeley. On Wednesday I chaired the second meeting of C. L. A. ' s Library 
Development Committee, at which Dr. Robert D. Leigh was a guest. 

On Thursday morning Messrs. Coney and Danton and I held a session of 
the Library Council "s Executive Committee, and in the afternoon I was one of 
a number of C.L.A. Committee Chairmen to appear before the Association's 
Executive Board, to report on progress. 

Last Sunday's Founder's Day Celebration at Clark Library heard an out- 
standing welcoming address by Professor Macgowan, saw a beautiful garden ex- 
cerpt from Professor Melnitz's triumphant production of Shakespeare's Dream 
(the gorgeous costumes were by Gifts and Exchanges' own Lew Brown), and con- 
sumed tasty refreshments by Mrs. Feutz of Glendale. A week of sinister over- 
cast was magically dispelled by Oberon at high noon, and was followed by an 
afternoon of sunburned mirth. 

L.C.P. 
Personnel 



In a move designed to free him from administrative responsibility so 
that his time may be given fully to his several bibliographical specialities, 
H. Richard Archer will transfer on July 15 from Clark Library to the Depart- 
ment of Special Collections. There he will fill a newly created position of 
Curator of Special Collections, to assist Department Head Wilbur Smith in 
maintaining, acquiring, and interpreting materials on the graphic arts, rare 
books, and manuscripts. Mr. Archer will continue to serve as a consultant 
to the Clark Library in several fields and as an occasional lecturer in Bib- 
liography to seminar groups at both libraries. He will also remain as a 
General Editor of the Augustan Reprint Society, Editor of the quarterly of 
the Zamorano Club known as Hoj a Volante. and on the Editorial Committee of 
the Book Club of California's Quarterly News Letter, In the fall the Depart 
ment of Special Collections and the Rounce & Coffin Club will commence a 
monthly series of seminars on printers and illustrators, to be directed by 
Mr. Archer as Secretary of the Club. In developing the special collection 
of southern California imprints, Mr, Archer will at the same time further 
his projected history of printing in this region. 

The position of Supervising Bibliographer at the Clark Library, held by 
Mr. Archer since its establishment eight years ago, will be discontinued. 
Procedures and routines for the operation of the Library and the acquisition 
and processing of its collections, carefully worked out under Mr. Archer's 
direction, no longer require bibliographical supervision other than that pro 
vided by Reference Librarian Edna Davis and Catalog Librarian William Conway. 
These two senior staff members will report to me as Director and will be 
jointly responsible for the day-to-day operation of the library. 

L.C.P. 



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David H Heron Librarian-2 of the Reference Department has resigned 
to accept an appointment as librarian in the United States Embassy in Tokyo. 
He is due in Washington today to begin six weeks of indoctrination in the 

Department Mis wife and two children will accompany him to Japan in 
Aupn Heron has been on the Library staff since 1948 and has been in 
charge of the Periodicals Room for the last two years His aptness in poli- 
tical science in which he recently received his M-A degree fits him well 
for his new assignment, but he leaves a spot difficult to fill in the Refer- 
ence Department. 

Evelyn Fuston Librarian-1, has transferred from the Law Library to the 
Riomedical Library and Renee Schurecht has transferred from the Law Library 
to join the staff of the Administrative Office. 

Exhibit from the Folklore Collection 

The California Folklore Conference, held on this campus on Saturday May 
24 was the occasion for the folklore exhibition drawn from the Library s 
collection now being shown in the Special Collections Department cases until 
June 18. The Library is particularly proud of its folklore collections, 
which have been built up steadily and vigorously under special direction of 
Way land D. Hand, Professor of German and Folklore until ours is one of the 
most extensive collections in the country The current showing arranged 
with Professor Hand's assistance includes a number of folklore journals cur- 
rently received contemporary books and such rarities as Gronl andske Folke- 
sagn [1859] and an early manuscript of the "Ballad of Naomi Wise" -- other- 
wise known as "Oma Wise' or ' Omie Wise" transcribed in the first quarter 
of the 19th century 

Among the folklorists attending the conference and visiting the exhibit 
were Professors C. Grant Loomis and Archer Taylor of the Berkeley campus, 
Sam D and Leslie Hinton of La Jolla, Hector Lee (Chico State College), Frank 
Sullivan (Loyola University) Carl Dentzel (Los Angeles) Austin E- Fife 
(Occidental College). Dudley C Gordon and Meyer Krakowski (Los Angeles City 
College), Maymie R Krythe (Long Beach), Healey Tondell (Fresno), Joseph S 
Hall (Pasadena City College) John R Adam (San Diego), James N. Tidwellj and 
Mrs. Clara L Splitter; and also UCLA hosts Wayland Hand Gustave 0. Arlt 
Lindley Bynum. J. Gregg Layne Erik Wahlgren, Wilbur J. Smith, Ralph Lyon, 
Jr. and Shuna Gilchrist. 

Gift of Great Books 

Mr Eugene Meyer Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Washington 
has presented the Libraries of UC and UCLA with sets of Great Books of 
the Western World and ours will shortly be available on the open shelves of 
the Undergraduate Library. This is the recently widely publicized collection 
of works in fifty- four volumes, edited by Robert M. Hutchins and Mortimer J. 
Adler, which has been published in a limited edition by the Encyclopaedia 
Britannica Inc. The introductory volumes, Hutchins' s 'A Liberal Education," 
and Adler s two-volume index ; appearing under the elegant coined title of 
'Syntopicon," will be part of the Undergraduate Library's reference collec- 
tion, the other fifty-one volumes will circulate for the usual one-week 
period The volumes will all stand together on the shelves, for convenience 
in using the Syntopicon with the books themselves. 

Mr. Meyer, a native of Los Angeles, attended the University of Califor- 
nia in 1892 and 1893. He was for many years Editor and Publisher of the 
Washington Post: and he has held public office under every President since 
Woodrow Wilson, including those of Governor of the Federal Reserve Board and 
first Chairman of the Board of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, and 
most recently, Vice Chairman of President Truman's Famine Emergency Commit- 

He was awarded the honorary degree of L. L D. by the University of Cali 
forma in 1942, and has received the same degree from Yale and Syracuse. 
Since 1911 the Library at Berkeley has been receiving income from a $2,000 
endowment presented by Mr Meyer for the purchase of books on history, which 
has been used chiefly to secure material on Lincoln. Bismarck, and the 
French Revolution. 

C L A at Redlands 

The eighteen or so CLU staff members who went to Redlands a week ago 
Saturday for the Southern District C L. A meeting were treated to an 




during his year in this country. 

rent panel discussion on "Books Are Worth a Look", moderated by Frankie 
Castelletto of the Los Angeles Public Library, also reported a lively and re- 
warding session. 

Workshop at Scripps 

Over 180 devoted I ibrarians from all over California gave up their long 
Memorial Day weekend to participate in last Saturday's marvellously organized 
CL-A. workshop on 'How to Buy a Book." Scripps College provided a delight- 
ful setting with its gracious lawns, flowering garden, and shady courts, in 
one of which we enjoyed an al fresco luncheon and a welcome tea at the end of 
a strenuous day. Stanford's Acquisitions Chief Will Ready set -- as always 
-- a refreshing note with his introductory address, 'After All It's Books We 
Want". Thereafter three captive panels of experts began their acts, each re- 
peated thrice in succession so that every one in the carefully maneuvered 
audience could meet with each panel. 

One sequence of sessions, chaired by Allene Durfee of the Long Beach 
Public Library, was concerned with "Routines and Procedures" of book buying; 
another, chaired by Willis Kerr, with the "In-Print Market", and a third, 
chaired by John Smith, with the ' Out-of -Print Market". Tours were arranged 
in the Scripps Library and the soon- to- be-opened Honnold Memorial Library in 
which will be combined the Libraries of Pomona College, Claremont Men's Col- 
lege, and the Claremont Graduate School. The day was a fine tribute to 
Dorothy Drake CL.A, President and Scripps Librarian, whose idea it was. 

R.V. 

Roget's Centenary 

Noting that there are some reference books which have become so famil- 
iar as tools of the writer's trade that they can hardly be thought of as 
having a beginning, The Times Literary Supplement (London) observes the cen- 
tenary of the first edition of Roget's original Thesaurus of English Words 
and Phrases in a leading article in its issue of May 2. Among reference 
books, The Times points out, Roget's Thesaurus stands by itself, for it is 
''not just a list of correlated words, as its name implies it is a treasury 
on which writers can draw." 

"'Familiarity often breeds a kind of blind ignorance," The Times remarks 
"and users of the thesaurus are prone to lose sight of the basic principle 
which underlies it. Essentially it is a dictionary in reverse. Its object 
cannot be better described than in the words of Roget's own introduction: -- 

"The purpose of an ordinary dictionary is simply to explain the meaning 
of words; and the problem of which it professes to furnish the solut ion may 
be stated thus; The word being given, to find its signification, or the 
idea it is intended to convey. The object aimed at in the present undertak- 
ing is exactly the converse of this; namely, the idea being given, to find 
the word, or words, by which that idea may be most fitly and aptly expressed 

"The work is therefore far from being, as some people carelessly imagine, 
a mere dictionary of synonyms and antonyms, though synonyms form an essential 
part of its material. By providing vehicles for thought it can almost claim 
like the poet's pen, to turn to shapes the form of things unknown and give 
to airy nothing a local habitation and a name.' 

Clark Library Notes 

A frequent reader at the Clark Library has been the art historian Dr. 
Emil Kaufmann formerly of Vienna and now living in Los Angeles. Dr. Kauf- 
mann, who has lectured in a number of universities in the United States as 
well as in Vienna, and who was the recipient of a Fulbright fellowship last 



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yea Making the final revisions on his book about 18th century architec- 
ture in England and France, entitled Architecture in the Age of Reason 

Drawn t o the Clark Library by cards he had seen in the University Li- 
brary's main catalog, he was glad to discover the wealth of material in the 

Farquhar Architecture Collection, which was the personal working col- 
lection of the designer of the Clark Library building. This recent gift of 
an anonymous donor was cataloged last year by Miss Nagle from Yale. 

4mong recent visitors to the Clark were Vi ce-Chancellor and Mrs, Bertrand 
Leslie Hallward, of the University of Nottingham who were shown the Library 
by their southern California host Professor Clinton Howard, 

Report from Downtown 

According to word from our downtown reporter, Mr. Collison's talk to the 
annual poetry day meeting of the Friday Morning Club was one of his best. 

Associate Librarian's Notes 

Thur sday noon last week John Smith and I joined a number of students and 
faculty at a luncheon, sponsored by the UCLA student chapter of the Interna- 
tional Zionist Federation of America, in celebration of the Independence of 
the State of Israel. Journalism Professor Robert E. G Harris, recently re- 
turned from a visit to the Middle East, was the main speaker. I recall attend- 
ing a similar function a year ago when the International Zionist Federation 
of America chapter presented the Library with a useful collection of books on 
Israel some of which appeared in this year's exhibit. At that time student 
assistant Marty Rosen was chapter president; he's now, as you recall, presi- 
dent-elect of ASUCLA. 

Stan ford' s Chief of Acquisitions and the Anglo-American world's literary 
champion. Will Ready came south a day in advance of the Scripps Workshop, at 
which he was keynote speaker, and on a quiet Memorial Day I showed him a li- 
brary full of books and devoid of readers A strange kind of library that 
is. too, I'm always a bit shocked when I see it during closed hours -- half 
of it is missing 

This afternoon the Library Committee of the Academic Senate will hold 
what will probably be its last meeting of this academic year. Final disposi- 
tion will be made of this year's dwindled book funds and tentative allocation 
of next year's book budget will be made subject to final review next fall. 

At the annual Phi Beta Kappa initiation last week I was proud to see 
student assistant Alfred E Farley, Jr., come in as a member Mr. Farley is 
a Prel i brari anship major 

R V. 



Flash Word has been just received that L-C.P will be the speaker at 
the opening general session of the A.L.A, Conference in New York on June 30 
Details in the next issue. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, 
Editor, Everett Moore Contributing Editor: David W. Heron. Contributors to 
this issue: Edna Davis, Ralph Lyon, Jr., Robert L. Quinsey, Robert Vosper 



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Volume 5 Number 19 



June 20, 1952 



From the Librarian 

Yesterday the officers of the Friends of the UCLA Library met in my 

office to lay plans for the fall meeting. It is our hope that Michael 

Sadleir will come from England to speak at the dedication of his collection 
of Victorian fiction. 

Earlier in the week a small group met in my office to hear a special 
playing of the Andre Simon Bordeaux vintage recording for Dean and Mrs. 
Knudsen's son Robert, recently returned from eighteen months' tour of duty 
in Japan as a Navy doctor. 

On Tuesday evening the Vospers were guests of honor at a dinner given 
by the Southern California chapter of the Antiquarian Bookse 1 lers o f America. 
My contribution was a report on the recent Virginia meeting of the B. S. A. 

Recent vi sitors to my office include Paul Scott, Librarian of the 
Pocatello (Idaho) Public Library; Andrew Landay '46, to discuss librarian- 
ship as a career; Stuart Cuthbertson, friend of Luther Evans, to discuss re- 
search projects in Los Angeles; Andrew F. Rolle, returned to campus from a 
second tour of duty in the Army, to an appointment as research assistant on 
the Pacific Historical Review, and to complete his doctoral dissertation on 
William Heath Davis.. 

I have been sweating on my ALA speaking assignment and now have a text 
as well as a title ("The Alchemy of Books"). My difficulty, frankly, has 
been in finding something new to say! 

I fly east a week from tonight, then go by train the following morning 
to Princeton for a meeting of the Association of Besearch Libraries. In New 
York I shall room with Mr. Coney and fly home the night of the 4th of July, 
I shall be on campus the rest of July and plan to vacation at home during 
Au gu s t 

L.C P 

Staff Notes 

Mrs. Mok has been named our representative on the Advisory Committee of 
the Joint ALA and Far Eastern Association Committee on Oriental Collections. 
The Joint Committee, particularly under the leadership of Charles H Brown 
of Iowa State College, has done effective work in recent years on coopera- 
tive Oriental cataloging, studies of Oriental holdings, and the like. 

Mr. Powell has been elected Vice-Chairman , Chairman- El ect of the Univer- 
sity Libraries Section of the Association of College and Beference Libraries 
of the ALA. (In the same election, former CLU'er Neal Harlow was voted in 
as Secretary of this section.) 

Mr. Moore has been elected Vice-Chai rman , Ch ai rman -El ec t of the Befer- 
ence Librarians Section of ACBL 



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Libraria ns on All Sorts of Missions 

In a movement that gives evidence 
of becoming a mass exodus to the east. 
staff members are heading out of 
California these days for points along 
or near the east coast all apparent 
ly with some kind of professional 
intent. The UCLA Librarian has there 
fore sought to determine the purposes 
ambitions, and destinations of these 
people on their hegiras who are so 
suddenly bent on leaving the mild 
coastal country of southern California 
for a certainly more strenuous condi 
tion in some of our big cities and 
educational centers back east, while 
they attend annual conferences, insti 
tutes. committee meetings and round 
tables, or roam from library to li 
brary in search of better ways to do 
their jobs back home. Follows, then, 
a catalog, as complete as can be ar- 
rived at by inquiry here and there 
among our ranks. 

Johanna Allerding will begin 
tomorrow to attend meetings of the 
American Society for Engineering Edu- 
cation, at Dartmouth College which 
will continue until the 27th. Miss 
Allerding is a member of the Society s 
Engineering School Libraries Com 
mittee. On the way to New Hampshire 
she has stopped off for visits at 
Purdue University, at Lafayette, 

Indiana, and at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, at Troy, New York. And the 
week following the Dartmouth meeting she will proceed to New York City for 
the meetings of ALA. 

Louise Darling will be at Lake Placid, New York, next Monday for the 
week long meeting of the Medical Library Association after which she will 
travel to Montreal to visit the Osier Library of the McGill University 
Medical School. 




Librarian on Hegira 



Messrs Powell John Smith Archer, and Colli son. and Miss Allerding 
will represent UCLA at the ALA Annual Conference in New York. June 29 July 
5. As announced in the last issue, Mr. Powell is to be the speaker at the 
First General Session on the evening of June 30. Messrs Smith and Collison 
are to participate in the precon f erence Intellectual Freedom Committee Insti- 
tute, June 28 - 29. Mr. Archer is to travel eastward from Chicago where he 
is at work on his doctoral program Expected also in New York is David 
Heron, now with the State Department in Washington preparing for his assign 
ment to the Embassy Library in Tokyo 

Mary DeWolf and Ruth Doxsee, our most peripatetic staff members of the 
moment have been reporting back by picture postcard on their pleasant visits 
to a number of libraries; but since these have not been coming by wirefoto 
the last word we can offer is that Ann Arbor was polished off on June 3 
and when last heard from they were headed for Cranbrook and points east 
They 11 be back home soon 

With all these footloose librarians on so many sorts of missions, and 
all of them soon to be back home bursting with their stories we should be 
looking for some interesting accounts of things seen and done out yonder. 



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Personnel 



Ralph Lyon, Jr., Librarian-1, of the Department of Special Collections, 
has resigned to resume work toward an M.A. in history at the University of 
Oregon. Having been in charge of counselling graduate students in the prep- 
aration of their dissertations, Mr. Lyon has decided to go after a degree 
for himself. His position will be filled by James Mink. B.A., UCLA 46 
M.A. , UCLA '49 (in California history), B.L.S., California '52. Mr. Mink 
worked with us as a student assistant, while he was an undergraduate, and 
more recently has worked as a cataloger of manuscripts in the Bancroft Li- 
brary. 

Mrs Charys F Vleems has joined the Acquisitions Department as Senior 
Library Assistant, replacing Mrs. Thelma Steinberg, Senior Library Assistant, 
who is resigning. 

Resignations havebeen received from Marjorie Ng, Librarian-1, Acquisi- 
tions Department, who is returning to northern California to be near her 
family; Mrs Jan Ander son , Senior Library Assistant, Circulation Department; 
Charles P, Cardeiro, Senior Library Assistant, Circulation Department, who 
has been called to active duty in the Navy, Elvin Bess, Senior Library 
Assistant, Circulation Department; and Franc ine German, Typist-Clerk, Cata- 
log Department. 

New Continuations Cataloging Procedures 

Recommendations recently drawn up by an interdepartmental committee on 
revision and simplification in the cataloging of continuations have been ap- 
proved, and a number of new practices will go into effect on July 1. The 
committee, representing acquisition, cataloging, and public service functions, 
was composed of Hilda Gray, David Heron, Sadie McMurry, Helen More Elizabeth 
Norton, Charlotte Spence, and Jeannette Hagan, chairman 

Under the new procedures, holdings will no longer be recorded in the 
shelf list. Its cards for newly cataloged titles will be stamped "For vol- 
umes in library see main card", and those for titles already cataloged will 
be stamped "For additions after July 1, 1952 see main card." In the cata- 
loging of continuations, the collation will be omitted, and the number of 
subject and added entries decreased. (One subject heading only will be made 
for titles listed in current periodical guides.) In the cataloging of docu- 
ment continuations (administrative bulletins, circulars, and reports) Li- 
brary of Congress cards will not be used, and the entry and brief title will 
be typed on the checking card prepared for the catalog. No subject cards 
will be made unless the locality or subject is not indicated in the entry 

Continuations and document continuations which have changed their 
titles will be recataloged only if the run is more extensive or better known 
under the new title, or if the Library of Congress prints new cards. Other- 
wise, the change of title will be noted on the main catalog card, and cross 
references will be made from the new title to the one used in the catalog. 
In either case, the call numbers will not be changed. The call number will 
appear inside the book in only one place; on the page following the title 
page. 

A complete list of the procedures will be available in the Catalog 
Department for staff use. 

Acknowledgement 

Among B. Lamar Johnson' s acknowledgements in his recently published 
volume, General Education in Action; A Report of the California Study of 
General Education in the Junior College (Washington, D.C r American Council 
on Education, 1952) is one to Gladys Coryell who was "most helpful in pro- 
curing needed references throughout the Study and particularly during the 
writing of this report." The Study of General Education, it will be remem- 
bered, was opened during the summer of 1950 with a six week workshop at 
UCLA, attended by California junior college faculty members. After a year 
of local conferences the Study was concluded with another six week General 
Education Workshop at UCLA in the summer of 1951. Mr. Johnson the Direc- 
tor of the Study, is the Librarian and Dean of Instruction in Stephens 
College, Columbia, Missouri. 



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i tors 

Ralph P Memtt, Los Angeles, Executive Vice-President of the Monorail 
Engineering and Construction Corporation. Mr. Merritt was the first Comp- 
troller of the University of California, and was once a Regent of the Uni- 
versity. (May 19) 

Boh Thein Swe, Librarian of the Bogyoke Memorial Library of Rangoon 
,ced the UCLA campus during his tour of the United States to study li- 
braries and library methods. His principal interest is in the work of rural 
libraries, and as part of its "mass education" movement the Burmese govern- 
ment has financed this trip, which will include a period of study at the 
Columbia University School of Library Service. (June 3) 

Professor Harris F. Fletcher, noted Milton scholar of the University of 
Illinois, now doing research at the Huntington Library. (June 3) 

Phyllis Finneran, of the Technical Library, U.S. Naval Air Missile Test 
Center, Point Mugu. (June 6) 

R R. Rentier, of the School of Inter- American Affairs, Albuquerque, 
New Mexico. (June 6) 

Ruth Reid, of the Victoria University College Library, Wellington, New 
Zealand, visited us on her way back to New Zealand, after a year at the 
University of Michigan. (June 9) 

Martha Hackman, formerly a member of the Reference Department of the 
University of Illinois Library, (June 9) 




Commencement Sunday Schedule 

Next Sunday, June 22, the Library Building will be open from 12 m. to 
5pm., so that visitors to the campus for the Commencement program at 
2 o'clock may see the building. Regular Library services will be suspended 

Picnic on Tuesday 



The Staff As sociation wiii honor Robert Vosper next Tuesday evening, 
June 24, at 5 o'clock when members and their families gather for a picnic 
in the garden of the Women's Physical Education Building. A hot supper will 
be served promptly at 6: 30, but guests may take advantage of the recreation- 
al facilities if they arrive earlier The swimming pool will be open from 
5:15 to 6:15, and games such as volley ball, ping pong, and shuffle board -- 
even stories for the children -- are in store. 

Since food, refreshments, and entertainment have all been arranged for 
picnickers <.re urged to bring only such items as swimming suits, towels, 
tennis shoes, and play clothes. 

Associate Librarian' s No tes 

In anticipation of early word about the 1952-53 budget, several of us 
are busily polishing (with wax from midnight candles) details of the Li- 
brary's budgetary request for 1953-54. That year will probably bring in new 
library units for Education and Home Economics, and might we finally 
hope see the beginnings of a stack addition for the Main Library. These 
and other possibilities have now to be formulated in terms of staff and 
equipment . 

Mr Powell and I, with Miss Gerard recently discussed problems of 
cramped space in the Agriculture Library with Acting Dean of Agriculture 
V T. Stoutemyer and Professor Kenneth F. Baker. 

This next Sunday is Commencement Day, and the exercises return again 
to the Campus after two difficult years in the Hollywood Bowl. This time 
they will be held in the parterre in front of the new Art Building. I hope 
a number of you will come over, including those who are to march in the 
academic procession. Tt should be a good show. 



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And speaking of good shows, I can hardly wait for next Tuesday - my 
family can't either! 

R.V. 

The Very Good Old Days 

"Our grandparents must have led extremely protected and cossetted lives. 
My husband's grandmother had her loose-change coins washed everyday. The 
valets ironed their gentlemen's boot ribbons; and the morning papers were 
toasted and ironed before appearing on the breakfast table." 

So recalls the present Marchioness of Bath in a slight little booklet, 
Before the Sunset Fades, issued by the Longleat Estate Company, about which 
The New Yorker recently carried an article Fifty years ago she reports the 
Longleat staff numbered forty-three, including such intriguing characters as 
Two Oddmen, One Lamp Boy, and Two Still Room Maids. This is a precise ac- 
count of certain aspects of a vanished way of life in England that is delight- 
fully embroidered in Osbert Sitwell's five-volume autobiography. 



R.V. 



A Greeting 



The Nor thwe stern Library News for May 16, in reporting the appointment 
of Mr Vosper as Director of Libraries at the University of Kansas, observes 
that he began his library career as a student assistant in the University of 
California Library, Berkeley, while Mr. Jens Nyholm, now Librarian at North- 
western University, was Assistant Librarian there. He is, says NLN, "an 
energetic young librarian, capable, friendly, and vitally interested in the 
library profession ,, . We are glad to see Vosper join the group of MILC 
[Midwest Interlibrary Center] librarians, we bid him welcome to the Midwest, 
and we wish him professional and personal happiness in his new post." 

A Collation of Collisons 

The name of Colli son is too much for American editors, typesetters, and 
proofreaders according to evidence that has slowly been building up during 
R.L.C .. ' s year amongst us. He has, we can now reveal, been listed, announced, 
or otherwise referred to in print as Mr. Collister (at a nearby library con- 
ference), Mr. Collier (in the Index to Legal Periodicals) , Mr. Collinson 
(in an ALA program announcement), and as Mr. Colli sion himself (in one of 
our well-known California library publications). Mr. C-o-l-l-i - s-o-n good- 
naturedly says he thinks they're all good names; some may even be improve- 
ments on his proper name. We suspect, though, that if we were in his place 
we would be tempted to write an indignant piece under some title like "My 
Collision with the U.S.A." Collister's Weekly might be glad to publish it. 

Karl Kup at U.S.C. 

A course in the History of Books and Printing is to be given at the 
University of Southern California School of Library Science, August 4-29, by 
Karl Kup, well-known as an authority on illuminated manuscripts and illus- 
trated books Mr. Kup is Curator of the Prints Division and of the Spencer 
Collection at the New York Public Library, and a Contributing Editor to 
Publishers Weekly. The course will cover the invention of writing and 
printing, and the history of the book from its beginnings to modern times. 
Full details are posted on the Information Board in Room 200. 

Letters to Librarian Printed 

A limited number of copies of Librarian-on-Leave, a collection of 
L C.P s letters from England to the UCLA Librarian during 1950-51, are 
available to staff members, on application to the Librarian's Office. The 
booklet was printed at Los Angeles City College by Gerald A. Silver as a 
student project in typography under the supervision of Richard J. Hoffman 
of the City College faculty. 



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R. L C. Articles 



e 



Two articles by Mr. Collison have appeared in May issues of British li 
brary journals- "Chicago's Public Libraries," in The Library World is the 
third of R L C. ' s accounts of his visits to some of the principal libraries 
in Chicago last January, and "Library Work at an American University," in th 
Library Association Record, is an account of his observations as of last fall 
of none other than the Library at UCLA. Staff members seeking an objective, 
and as it were, a bird's-eye view of home base will enjoy this latter one 
especi ally. 

i jilbert Highet Broadcasts 

The Pickwick Bookshop of Hollywood announces that it is presenting over 
KFAC the thirteen- week series of programs prepared by the Oxford University 
Press, on which Professor Gilbert Highet of Columbia University discusses a 
variety of bookish matters. The fifteen-minute programs, which were begun on 
June 7, are on Saturdays, at 6:30 p.m. Tomorrow's subject is "The Art of 
Translation;" programs to follow include "Oxford University and its Press." 
" The Criticism of Edmund Wilson," and 'The Poet and the Modern Stage 
(Christopher Fry)." A copy of the full calendar of broadcasts is posted in 
Room 200. 

Advice 

I have long felt that all people have to do, to live in peace and 
pleasantness, is to acquire the good manners, alertness of mind and level 
of intelligence of professional librarians and archivists." 

* 
-- The Extraordinary Mr. Morris, by Howard Swigett 
(Garden City, 1952), "Foreword", p. x. 

"For research in distant places I have frequently had to employ men stu- 
dents. Actual ly I h ave never felt quite safe or sure about the product but 
there is something alert and incorruptible about women. Perhaps it is not 
incorruptibility but a deep suspicion that men, or their writings, are never 
to be trusted, so that they go to wonderful extremes to satisfy themselves 
of the facts." 

Bellum Tartaricum 



Ibid. , p . xiii 



Recent happenings in China make timely the arrival at the Clark Library 
of Bellum Tartaricum, or the Conquest of the Great and most renowned empire 
of China, by the invasion of Tartars, who in these last seven years have 
wholy subdued that vast Empir e ... writ ten by Martin Martinius ... London, 
Printed for John Crook ... at the Sign of the Ship in St. Paul's Churchyard, 
1654. 

The term "rare" is much abused by booksellers. It can be truly applied 
to this little volume, for Wing records only a single copy, that in the 
Thomason Collection in the British Museum. 

The great virtue of the Thomason tracts, of the period 1640-1663, is 
that they are frequently the only surviving copy. Their condition, however, 
is not good, many have been cropped and gathered in single bindings, 22.000 
items being contained in 2,000 volumes. 

The Clark copy of Martinius is a beautiful one, crisp, fresh, and uncut, 
in original calf with the frontispiece portrait of a Tartar emperor and the 
map of China present. According to Harold Lamb, it is an important source 
book which he has hitherto consulted only in a French translation. The Clark 
possesses a growing and useful col 1 ection of early English books about China 
and Russia. 

L.C.P. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the librarian's Office. 
Editor: Everett Moore. Contributors to this issue'; Anthony Greco, Jeannette 
Hagan. Ralph Lyon, Jr., Betty Rosenberg, Helene E. Schimansky, Wilbur J. 
Smith Florence Williams. 



UCLA LIBRARIAN I 



UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY 
LOS ANGELES 24, CALIFORNIA 



^UIBRARY-0/: 




^OJIIVj-JG^ 



Volume 5 Number 20 



July 3, 1952 



Pre-N-Y- Audition 

Last week's pre- audi tion for the staff of Mr Powell's address which he 
delivered Monday night in New York at the Opening General Session of the ALA 
Conference gave us a four-day jump on delegates to the Conference Mr. 
Powell had invited the staff to be his "captive audience" on whom he might 
try out his speech Judging by the size of the audience, however and the 
enthusiasm with which the talk was received, the only '"captives" were those 
staff members tied down to public service desks during that hour. (These 
may some day hear the wire recording made by the Library's audio crew ) 

The address, incidentally, was broadcast over WNYC (not audible in the 
provinces). An account of the opening night's proceedings appeared in Tues- 
day's New York Times, Stories may be seen also in the Times on the Intel- 
lectual Freedom Committee Institute held last Saturday and Sunday in which 
Messrs. Collison and John Smith participated. Our delegates to ALA will of 
course bring back accounts of the Conference which will be published in the 
next issue of the UCLA Librarian, 

Personnel 

Several new people are joining the staff this month, three of them to 
fill new budget positions. In addition, to help balance several recent de- 
partures, Robert Lewis has returned to the staff after a year in Washington, 
where, as Captain Lewis, he was a meteorological officer doing bibliographi- 
cal work for the Air Force- Mr, Lewis will fill the position of Reference 
Librarian in the Biomedical Library in the grade of Librarian-2. 

Robert E Fessenden (Librarian - 1 , Reference Department) received his 
B. A. from U-C. Berkeley, in 1947, and was working toward an M.A. in Slavic 
History at UCLA when he entered the U-C. School of Librarianship last year. 

Victor Johansen (Librarian- 1 , Acquisitions Department, replacing 
Miss Ng) received his B.A. from Pomona College in 1950 and his MA. in 
English in 1951, from the Claremont graduate school, before starting his 
course in the University of Michigan's Department of Library Science, from 
which he has just received his A. ML S He has worked in the Pomona College 
Library, 

Mary C Kerr (Librarian-1 Reference Department, replacing Mrs. Grace 
Shumaker), received her B A from Mills College (1949) and her M.A. in Art 
History at Berkeley (1951) before entering library school at U C. last year. 
She has worked summers in Cal Tech's Chemistry Library 

Helen Lundstrom (Librarian-1, Biomedical Library) received her B.A. 
from Hunter College in 1948 and worked in the US C Library before attend- 
ing library school at Berkeley last year. 

Alec Ross (Librarian-1, Acquisitions Department) U-C. School of Librar- 
ianship, '52 received his B.A. at Berkeley in 1951 in speech and drama. 
While in library school he was part time instructor in public speaking at 
the South Berkeley Community Center. During 1947-48 he set up and managed 



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his own little theater group, the Shanghai-American Players, in Shanghai; 
during that year he was also occasional guest lecturer in dramatic literature 
at Chinghua University in Peiping. 

Kenneth ttilson is of course not new to the staff, having been stack 
supervisor from 1948 to 1951, but now having received his library degree at 
U.S.C. he is reclassified from Principal Library Assistant to Libranan-1. 
During the summer he will be working at the Clark Library, where he has been 
working on Saturdays during the past year. In mid August he will take over 
the Geology Library, full-time, thus releasing Paul Miles for full time in 
the Reference Department 

Mrs. Dorothy K- Goss, who has joined the Circulation Department as a 
Senior Library Assistant, replacing Mr. Cardeiro, has worked for the Persona] 
Book Shops in Boston, and has recently been head of the Children's Book De- 
partment of Campbell's, in the Village She has studied at McMasters and 
Toronto Universities. 

Miss Anita Aberman and Mrs. Barbara Ruth Kaufman have been appointed 
T\ ist-Clerks in the Circulation Department. Miss Aberman received her B. S. 
in' Education from City College of New York in February of this year. Mrs. 
Kaufman is a former UCLA student and was recently employed by Campbell's 
Book Store. 

Mrs Gale Grace, who has been appointed Typist-Clerk in the Catalog 
Department, replacing Francine German, studied at Los Angeles City College 
and has worked in the library there 

From the V s 

"Yte all thoroughly enjoyed the picnic -- and who wouldn't? It was a 

grand affair; may you have many more. Our best thanks go to all of you and 

we hope you'll have many a good tipple out of the new Staff Room punch set. 
Maybe we can join you in a toast during the ALA in '53." 

-- Steve, Elinor, Kathy, 

Ingrid, Lorraine, Bob, and 
Grandmother Vosper 

German Librarians' Visit 

Three German I ibrarians .. Max Beier, Erika Kochs. and Vtilhelm Schmitz- 
Veltin, visited the Library on June 18. They were given a tour of the Li- 
brary and of other Duildings on the campus, after which they had lunch with 
Mr. Vosper, Professor Carl Hagge, Mrs. Vaughan, and Mr. Engelbarts. They 
spent most of the afternoon as guests of Mrs. Vaughan' s, being quizzed by an 
eager group of boys and girls who wanted to know about schools in Germany. A 
trip in a Los Angeles County Library bookmobile in the Antelope Valley was, 
they reported, one of the high points of their stay in California. The li- 
brarians are visiting the United States under the auspices of the State 
Department . 

No Sale 



It must be someone from Architects and Engineers we can thank for that 
curious little penthouse on the Library roof. But steps have been taken to 
reduce campus complaints that plumbing facilities should be installed in such 
an inaccessible location. The first measure has been to camouflage the 
little tin shack by applying a coat of terra cotta paint to blend with the 
brick facing of the building; (last week gapers were startled to see it cov- 
ered with an o ff- chartreuse primer). In due course a stack annex will be 
erected to conceal the outlines, the stack annex to serve another useful pur- 
pose, of housing books. If you should get up on the roof and be overcome by 
curiosity, please be careful. There is the top part of a moving book con- 
veyor in there 

Two Student Assistants Off to India 

Among the eleven UCLA students leaving today on a 12,000-mile flying 
trip to India are two of the Library's student assistants, Martin Rosen 






101 

(student body President), of the Reference Department, and Mike Mundy , of the 
Circulation Department. The group's trip is being sponsored jointly by the 
University and the University Religious Conference, as a project through 
which they may study student life in Indian universities and exchange Indian 
and American viewpoints on current problems. 



Exhibits 

Children' s Books, len 
the month of July in the m 
Demonstrating the color an 
examples are shown of cont 
vian countries, Lithuania, 
The exhibition also includ 
books, and representative 
Greenaway, and Randolph Ca 

There is great variet 
ly fair to pick out items 
items may be noted in the 
side despite their diverge 
in. We find here, next to 
illustrations, in A Day in 
tion by "True Aim" (Manche 
which the wording of tradi 
nate any suggestion of vio 



t by Mrs. Malbone W. Grah 
ain second floor cases an 
d verve which delight chi 
emporary works from Franc 

Latvia, Czechoslovakia, 
es some nineteenth centur 
works illustrated by Rout 
1 decott . 

y among the books in the 
for special notice. Howe 
Reference Room case which 
nt views of the world the 
an example of Kate Green 
a Child's Life (London, 
ster, 19--?) of New Nurse 
tional nursery rhymes has 
lence, pain, or malice.' 



am, may be seen through 
d in the Reference Room, 
ldren the world over, 
e, England, the Scandina- 
and the United States. 
y American children's 
et de Monvel. Kate 

exhibition, so it is hard- 
ver, several extraordinary 

now lie peacably side by 

child might ideally live 
away's completely charming 
1877), a copy of a publica- 
ry Rhymes for Old, in 

been changed 'to elimi- 

Thus, for example, 



"Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, 
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall; 
All the king's horses and all the king's men 
Soon picked up Humpty Dumpty again." 

Right next to this reassuring statement we find a bit of high serious- 
ness in Silhouet tes and Songs Illustrative of the Months, edited by Edward 
Everett Hale (Boston, 1877), which, under "July" sets forth another view of 
the child's world: 

"Splashing water, digging sand 
No rest for busy foot and hand. 
With flags and drums, with balls and slings, 
They learn the quality of things, -- 
Things cohesive, ductile, plastic. 
Fluid, malleable, elastic, 
Solid, gaseous, tenacious, 
Vital, mineral, herbaceous. 
When with guns and drums they bore us, 
They are learning things sonorous," 

Hornbooks, lent by Mr. Justin Turner, are being exhibited in the case in 
the foyer. Of the six hornbooks shown here, the earliest bears the date 
1591, carved on its wooden back along with the initials of one who presumably 
learned to read, with the aid of this alphabet and a few touches of the rod, 
some three hundred and sixty-one years ago. 

Norman Douglas, 1868-1952. This exhibit has been chosen from CLU' s 
near-complete collection of the author's published works, which began to take 
form with the gift of Mrs. Leon Gelber in 1948 of her late husband's Douglas 
collection of thirty volumes of first and limited editions and a group of 
Douglas's letters. The collection will be shown in the Department of Special 
Collections to commemorate Douglas's lifetime of writing, which was ended 
with his death last February 9 on the Isle of Capri, his home for many years. 

Douglas's best known work, South Wind, is represented by both the first 
English edition (1917), which made his reputation, and the familiar Modern 
Library edition which has sold over 120,000 copies since its original appear- 
ance in 1925. Various English and American editions are shown of such works 
as Old Calabria, Siren Land, Looking, Back, and Fountains in the Sand. Anno- 
tations for the selection of manuscript letters have been prepared by Mr. 
Vosper. 



All three exhibits have been mounted by William Pellin. 



102 

Appreciation s and Credits 

Mr Powell recently received the following letter from Paul A Dodd, 
vriting for the Administrative Committee 

"My office staff has asked me to write this note of commendation 
for the excellent service they always receive from the Reference Desk 
personnel in the Library. 

"In carrying out their various office assignments, they often find 
it necessary to obtain rather obscure bits of information, and inasmuch 
as we have no reference books in our office they must frequently resort 
to the services of the Reference Desk. They have reported that they 
always receive prompt, courteous, and accurate answers to their ques- 
tions. Sometimes it is necessary for many sources of information to be 
checked, and no matter how long a job of research is required, the 
answer is always telephoned politely and promptly 

Bob Vosper and Martin Thomas received last week letters from Charles G. 
?ibley, Secretary of the Cooper Ornithological Club, expressing thanks for 
the Library s distribution of its publications, The Condor and Pacific Coast 
Avifauna, on an exchange basis. "At the recent annual meeting of the Cooper 
Ornithological Club." wrote Mr. Sibley, "the Board of Governors unanimously 
passed a resolution which expressed the appreciation of the Club for the con- 
siderate help which you have rendered the Club. Without aid such as you have 
given us it would be far more difficult to carry on the business of the or- 
ganization with regard to the handling of our publications." 

Chancellor -Designate Raymond B, Allen, Director of the Psychological 
Strategy Board in Washington, has written Andrew Hamilton, Manager of the 
Office of Public Information on this campus, thanking him for sending him a 
booklet of photographs of the UCLA campus, "which I proudly show in my office 
here. Please extend my thanks also to Dr. Powell and Mr. Williams. The 
photographs are excellent workmanship and the binding and cover is most at- 
tractive." The 'Williams" is Harry, of the Library Photographic Service. 

Credit Due ALA 

"The longer I stay at ALA Headquarters, the more horror I feel at its 
ponderous complexities of organization and administration, but the more re-- 
spect Ihave for its considerable but largely ignored accomplishments in im- 
portant areas. Other library associations can concentrate on services to the 
membership because ALA will take care of a lot of those expensive and unre- 
warding tasks tha*" somebody has to do for the library profession. It is ALA 
that protects library interests before Congress. It is ALA that takes on a 
whole freight load of international library obligations, from routing Japa- 
nese librarians in Japan. Most of this it pays for out of its own pocket. 
If it were freed of these responsibilities, ALA could provide services for 
the individual member that would silence the most critical tongue ALA and 
Carl Milam should have a great deal of credit for the establishment of the 
US I.S libraries all over the world. You who read this enjoy the economi- 
cal bookxate postage almost entirely because of ALA action. Your salary is 
probably higher too, because of ALA. As one important nonmember put it to 
me recently -- 'What do I have to thank ALA for ? Beginning salaries at 
13,200 00, so I can't afford to hire librarians!' Well, that is one way to 
look at it. He might have thought to thank ALA that librarians were not less 
poorly paid in an area where a good bricklayer gets a guaranteed annual sal- 
ary of twice as much. He might have given ALA a little credit that his own 
salary was approaching the five figure mark. I know ALA faults as well as 
most, my plea is that we all look as well at its accomplishments -- accom- 
plishments which have received little credit because ALA has been too busy 
and too pinched to bother with its own propaganda." 

- Arthur T. Hamlin, Executive Secretary, ACRL, 
in its Quarterly Newsletter, May 1952 

Library Hours: Although closed tomorrow, Independence Day, the Library will 
be open for regular week-end hours, Saturday. 8 am - 5 p.m.. and Sun- 
day, 2 p.m - 6 p.m. 



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The Problem of Censorship in Public Libraries 

(A statement prepared by Luther H. Evans Librar ian of Congress, 
for Benj amin Fine, Education Editor of the New York Times who 
incorporated parts of it into his article ent it led "Textbook 
Censors Alarm Educators" in the May 25 issue of that paper)* 

A curious poisoning of the historic spirit of America is taking place at 
the present time. Were I a psychiatrist I would attempt to diagnose this 
mental ill of our country which has done great damage to the American spirit 
at home and to the American reputation abroad, and which, at present reading 
seems to threaten much greater damage. In a country which has been one of 
the few homes in the past two centuries of the spirit of freedom of the press 
and many other great freedoms, there is abroad in the land today a strong and 
ugly (and I fear, growing) movement for the destruction of certain of these 
freedoms. Naturally, the effort to destroy the freedom of speech and of the 
press is made in the name of these and other freedoms themselves For in- 
stance, the effort to destroy the freedom of the public to read in the Peoria 
Public Library is made in the name of an effort to prevent the United Nations 
proposed Covenant on Human Rights from destroying the U.S. Bill of Rights. 

Thus we have a situation where the shrillest and most fear-ridden de- 
fenders of the Bill of Rights are themselves making specious arguments for 
the abridgement in spirit of the Bill of Rights itself. Surely this is an 
attitude of mind which calls for the attention of the best psychiatrists. 
There must be some deep-seated illness of the spirit, some boundless frustra- 
tion or sense of guilt which causes Americans to do some of the things they 
are doing today. 

The American public library is one of the great bulwarks of liberty and 
democracy in this great land It must remain a place where citizens can go 
to learn what is to be said for and against all of the proposals made on the 
great public issues of the day, issues which they either must face or must 
forfeit the claim to being good citizens. The drawing of lines against the 
study of this or that proposal, on the ground that it would pcison the minds 
of the people, is abhorrent to the spirit on which this country is founded 
Such a setting up of forbidden zones of thought must be fought to the death. 

It is not a theoretical danger, this danger against which I am speaking. 
It lis a very real danger and it has caused many librarians throughout this 
land to chisel a bit on the doctrines by which they have lived in the past. 
The amount of that chiseling can never be known, because so much of the evi- 
dence is locked in the inner consciousness of frightened librarians This 
book, that book, this pamphlet, that pamphlet, this motion-picture, that 
motion-picture is excluded from the selection process because it is feaied 



om 
brar i 



that some group in the community suffering from this virus, suffering fr 
this illness of the American spirit, may be ready to pounce upon the lib 
an for choosing it. This poison must be counteracted promptly by brave 
people, and must be defeated. The complete antidote to the poison is to 
refuse to yield one inch of the hard- won earth of freedom Americans must be 
brought to the realization that this country stands at an historic turning 
point in the development of world civilization, and that the responsibilities 
which have been thrust upon us by virtue of our size, our wealth our effi- 
ciency, our adaptability and our moral greatness will lead us on many occa- 
sions, into positions of great difficulty where courage, where stability of 
direction, where consistency of purpose are absolute requirements and where 
we must not yield to the temptation of turning on our own principles and 
devouring them because we have met with difficulties or been exposed to a 
confusion of counsel 

The experts in vituperation, the sadists of freedom, are abroad in the 
land, and they are having a hey-day of it. We must learn not to fear them 
We must show them up for what they really are. They are really cowards who 
are unwilling to live the American dream. 



* In Matt Weinstock's column in the Los Angeles Daily News, June 25, 
Mr. Evans's statement was printed in its entirety in an article entitled 
"At I. oook burners." 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office 
Editor: Everett Moore Contributors to this issue: Rudolf Engelbarts, 
Andrew H- Horn, Robert L Quinsey, Robert Vosper, Florence Williams. 



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July 18, 1952 



From the Librarian 

Yesterday several members of the faculty met in my office to discuss the 
possibility of offering Clark Library summer fellowships to scholars. Con- 
sidered also was the holding of occasional seminars on 17th and 18th century 
studies. Those present were Professors Dick, Ewing, Hooker, and Swedenberg. 

Messrs Collison, J Smith, and Vosper joined me recently at a thank-you 
luncheon for Professor John Galbraith, who performed several friendly acts 
for the Library during last year in London. 

Before the New York Conference I spent the weekend at Princeton for a 
meeting of the Association of Research Libraries, with one glad eye cocked at 
the descending thermometer. A lengthy agenda was disposed of in three ses- 
sions under the successive Chairmanship of Yale's Babb, myself, and Iowa 
State's Ellsworth, aided by ARL' s new Executive Secretary, R.A. Miller of 
Indiana. After the final evening session several of us wandered about the 
Princeton Library with Acting Librarian Kelley. A check of the card catalog 
informed me of a Robert Boyle item not yet acquired at CLUC; a treatise on 
the 17th century English chemist by a 20th century American chemist named 
Conant, known also as the President of Harvard. 

Riding up to New York together with Nebraska's Lundy, Northwestern' s 
aim, and Louisiana's Lyle, we were side- sti tched with stories by LC's 
is 



Nyho 
Evans 

California's Coney was my Waldorf roommate. I found ALA a very pleasant 
conference, some of the highlights of which were Mrs. Roosevelt's talk, din- 
i th Gordon Williams and his brother-in-law, Jay Leyda, the signing up 
speaker to dedicate the Sadleir collection (to be announced later), the 
quietness of New York on the 4th of July, a midnight takeoff from La Guardia 
field, and sunrise in Denver. 

Although my having to be in Princeton 
Freedom program, I heard numerous reports 
Messrs Collison and Smith. 



ner \ 
a 



of 



caused me to miss the Intellectual 
of the outstanding performances by 



This is Bob Vosper ' s last day at CLU. For most people V stands for Vic- 
tory. For us here V will always stand for Vosper. So for all the staff, 
Bob, here's thanks and good luck at KU! 

L.C P. 

Personnel 

Bettina Leonard is working with Mrs. Vaughan this summer in the Universi- 
ty Elementary School on a special project to bring the catalog into good ju- 
venile order. Miss Leonard attended the Columbia School of Library Service, 
was a Research Assistant with the Carnegie Corporation, and owned her own 
bookshop in Florida before working last year as Children's Librarian in the 
Phoenix Public Library. This fall she takes up a new position with the Long 
Beach Public Library. 

Reclassification is announced of Mrs. Carol Fuery and Mrs. Patricia White 
of the Circulation Department, from Typist-Clerk to Senior Library Assistant. 



105 

Glory W Schuyler, who has joined the Biomedical Library staff as Typist- 
Clerk, received her B. A. in June 1950, and her M. A. this year, from UCLA, 
with a major in Zoology 

Mrs. Paula If Loy. who has been appointed Senior Library Assistant in the 
University Elementary School Library, attended Mt. Holyoke College and has 
worked in the library of Hughes Aircraft and the New York Public Library. 

Helen Hickman has resigned her position of Secretary-Stenographer in the 
Administrative Office to accept a position with the Hughes Aircraft Corpora- 
tion . 

Salary Increase for Library Staff 

A five per cent increase in salaries for all non-academic employees of 
the University, effective July 1, has been authorized by the Board of Begents 
in accordance with recent legislative action. For information about details 
inquire at the Administrative Office. 

Editor s Note 

Yiith this issue of the UCLA Librarian the Editor loses one of his most 
faithful contributors, as Mr. Vosper prepares to pack his bags and take off 
for Kansas, And though B V has some most kind things to say below about his 
relations with this staff bulletin, he does not, of course, refer to the fact 
that he himself, along with L.C P., has been a mainstay in providing for it 
consistently the kind of copy that has served to throw a light of interest on 
some otherwise ordinary topic, to bring to our attention some pleasant book- 
ish curiosity, or to interpret the aims of the Library and the week-to-week 
work of those who administer it- The Editor is going to miss especially those 
voluntary meetings of deadlines, and the unsolicited items which often added 
a bit of zest to what had promised to be an exceptionally dull collection of 
pages. One thing certain is that the U. of K. Library is gaining a man of 
exceptional gifts as speaker and writer. 

Visitors 

Captain Benyaurd B Wygant (US Navy, Bet,), neighbor of UCLA and member 
of the Friends of the Library, (June 27) 

Francis P. Far quhar , of San Francisco, lunched with Mr Bynum and the 
Librarian and several of the Library staff., (June 27) 

John B Goodman, of Beverly Hills bibliophile and member of the Friends 
of the Library, hjfcs lately been a regular visitor, using the microfilm read- 
ing facilities in Special Collections 

Limitation of Hours Ehring Second Summer Session 

It has been found necessary to reduce Library hours and services during 
the second six weeks of this year's Summer Session, because of anticipated 
low enrollment and the general difficulty of maintaining the summer program 
on a self supporting basis. Beginning August 3, therefore, the Library will 
be open only from 8 to 5, Monday through Saturday, with no evening or Sunday 
hours The Government Publications Boom and the Graduate Beading Boom will 
be closed during this period, but materials from these rooms will be avail- 
able through the Beference Desk (To meet special needs of students in Edu- 
cation during the first two weeks of the second session, arrangements will be 
made for them to have direct access to materials in the Graduate Beading 
Boom. ) 

In a letter to Summer Session Faculty and Department Chairmen, Mr. Powell 
has written that while he naturally regrets this or any other restriction of 
library service when classes are in session, he trusts that in view of the 
heavy cost of full-scale library service they will understand the economic 
necessity in this case. 

Staff Notes 

J. Gregg Layne addressed a joint meeting on June 21 of the Historical 
Society of Southern California and the Society of Pioneers of Ventura County, 
at Foster Grove, just outside Ventura. His subject was 'Bandits of Early 
California. 



106 

Robert Vosper is the author of "Resources of University Libraries," in 
Library Trends for July 1952, the first issue of this new publication of the 
University of Illinois Library School. 

Mr. Powell's 'Bibliographical Essay," Land of Fiction Thirty-Two Novels 
and Stories about Southern California from Ramona to The Loved One (Los An- 
geles: Glen Dawson, 1952), has been published as Number Six in the Early Cal- 
ifornia Travels Series, in an edition of 325 copies printed by Grant 
Dahlstrom at the Ampersand Press, Pasadena. 

The ALA 



Our report of the ALA New York Conference, which has by now faded a full 
two weeks into history, consists of several personal comments by staff mem- 
bers who were there and who want those of us who stayed home to get a little 
of the flavor of the meeting and its concurrent attractions . 

The roar of the DC- 4 at International Airport merged into the roar of 
Manhattan at midnight, and the din of the metropolis never left our ears for 
the full seven days of the ALA Conference. It was a full week of meetings 
and addresses -- meeting personal friends as well as fellow librarians, and 
finding east-side, west-side, up- and down-town bookstore and library ad- 
dresses as well as taking in the convention oratory. 

The roar of the Waldorf ballroom after Larry Powell's magnificent keynote 
address blends in memory with the ovation given Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt after 
her stout defense of the activities of UNESCO and her charming account of her 
impressions abroad. 

Several good blows were struck for freedom at the preconven tion Institute 
on Intellectual Freedom, the Proceedings of which will be published. It suf- 
fices to say here that the superb summary by Alan Barth at the conclusion of 
the two days was an eloquent plea to librarians to close ranks and stand to- 
gether on those principles upon which we are agreed and to resist any attempt 
to censor our collections. Robert Collison gave one of the most impressive 
papers of the four sessions with his summary of British views on book selec- 
tion. ("Censorship," he said, "is an affront to the common man," and "segre- 
gation of books is a vile practice.") I hurried through my report on the 
activities of California's Committee on Intellectual Freedom in order to get 
to a wonderful lunch at the Algonquin where I was privileged to sit next to 
Luther Evans. The week's roaring noises have changed to a ringing in my 
ears -- the bells of deadlines and due dates for statistical reports! 

J.E.S. 

Two of us burst out laughing one day: we realized that we had shaken 
hands for the fourth time that day. That is what the ALA Conferences are: a 
handshake between the thousands of librarians who see each other only once a 
year -- or even less often. The papers and discussions were good, but the 
really invaluable part of the New York meetings was the innumerable discus- 
sions which took place between friends on the merits of this or that tech- 
nique, on the different methods of tackling a problem. The atmosphere of a 
conference is extraordinary; there is an alertness and a spirit of enquiry 
which seem able to resolve without trouble the difficulties of the preceding 
twelve months. 

After such an affair one s mind is naturally athrong with all kinds of 
impressions: the most vivid to my mind were the steady stream of people -- 
two or three abreast -- which poured into the Grand Ballroom throughout Mr. 
Powell's address and mysteriously found room somewhere in the shadows; the 
sight of four representatives of different commercial companies hammering out 
the respective merits of their techniques of microphotography at a Serials 
Round Table; two nuns, paying off a taxi outside the Waldorf and hurrying off 
to meeting, Mrs. Roosevelt's laugh as she described anything which she herself 
liked which she thought we might like too; the firecracker which I thought 
was a gangster killing on Second Avenue; the United Nations Building which 
refused to topple into the East River; and the view of Manhattan by night 
from Staten Island. But most of all I have a lasting impression of the ever- 
present friendship of the American librarian -- no one could forget that. 



R.L.C. 



And L.D. ' s Tour 



"Those three weeks were short enough so far as time goes," reports 



107 



Louise Darling, of her recent eastern tour, "but seem very long in space, for 
they include a two-day visit with Rexina Hempler in Oklahoma City three days 
in Washington DC, and thereabouts, where I visited friends and relations, 
had lunch with Nick and Frances Rose spent a morning in the Armed Forces 
Vledical Library and an afternoon in the Department of Agriculture Library, 
where I had the benefit of demonstration and explanation of the famous 
Shavian machines by their energetic and dynamic inventor himself, Dr Ralph 
Shaw. Next there was a long week-end in New York City with friends from 
Columbia, three plays, visits to the UN., the new Lever Rrothers building, 
and much else. 

1 The second week I spent at Lake Placid, where the 51st Annual Meeting of 
the Medical Library Association was held. The sessions were so well planned 
and of such interest that they competed successfully with the lure of swim- 
ming in the lake even on the warmest days. From there I went on up to Mont- 
real with others from the Conference, primarily to visit the Osier Library at 
McGill University. We arrived on the weekend preceding Dominion Day, and 
thus had two days extra in which to enjoy the festive mood of the city. On 
Monday Dr. W.W. Francis, Librarian of the Osier Library, and Miss Edith 
Gordon, Librarian of the McGill Medical Library, opened their libraries for 
us, although the holiday was not over until the following Wednesday. The 
pleasure of seeing the famous Osier Collection was enhanced by the personal 
recollections Dr. Francis related of his great and famous cousin 

After a pleasant, leisurely lunch with Dr Francis at the McGill Faculty 
Club, four of us set out in a rented car for Quebec and points east along the 
St. Lawrence into what must surely be some of the world's most beautiful 
country. Unfortunately, the roads do not match the country, but the quaint 
towns and friendly people more than make up for them. On the twenty- third 
day out from Los Angeles, I was back again in New York with time to stop by 
at the office of one of our medical book dealers before catching the noon 
plane home.'' 

- Not to Mention J. A. ' s 



Here are kaleidoscopic bits of information gathered by Johanna Allerding 
on her tour to midwest and east: "Purdue University. - Dominated by Schools 
of Engineering. All serials, from ordering through cataloging, circulating 
and binding preparation, handled by Library's Periodical Room. Valuable 
special collections: Rruce Rogers, Gilbreth Library on Management, Goss Li- 
brary of the History of Engineering. Hall of Music larger than Radio City 
Music Hall. Sufficient campus housing now available, so substandard quarters 
are discontinued. Rensselaer Poly t echnic In stitute . - Oldest college of 
science and engineering in any Engl ish speaking country (1824). Plastic 
binding machine uifed for unbound material in wel 1 -organi zed Architecture Li- 
brary. Town of Troy has 19th century look. 

"Dartmouth College - American Society for Engineering Education conven- 
tion headquarters in beautiful spacious Raker Library, from whose tower 
balcony one can see green New England country for sixty miles. Public Af- 
fairs Laboratory in library is heart of required senior Great Issues course. 
Violently Aapicted and colored Orozco frescoes in Reserve Reading Room. Old 
cemetery with quotable tombstone inscriptions, lies between main college 
green and the Schools of Engineering and Business Administration. New York 
City. - ALA' s 5200 registrants swarmed through Waldorf- Astori a' s many exhibit 
rooms, ballroom and conference rooms. "Librari - ann a" (baby pictures with li- 
brary captions), the hit of the exhibitors' hand-outs. UNESCO meeting in UN 
building. Ferry trip to Staten Island libraries to see Florence Burton's 
old stamping ground. Jet" cataloging at NYPL s Preparations (Catalog) 
Department, which is being reorganized according to numerous recommendations 
of an industrial engineering firm ' 

Ship Soonest 

Harmless (we guess) annotations often appear in margins of our internal- 
ly (interminably?) routed office copies" of the book-trade periodicals: use- 
ful memos like 'carded, noted -- ZYX," "No!" or Hoorah!" Once in a long 
while, the tired reader may spot among the prosaic scribblings a heartening 
note indicative of more than idle, passive reading. Thus, beside an item in 
Antiquarian Bookman for June 28, about the uncovering of the coffin of Samuel 
Richardson (1689-1761) during the reconstruction of St Pride's Church (a 
Wren masterpiece in Fleet Street) appeared this casual pencilling by a staff 
member - ordered for Clark -- " 



108 
'Send Evelyn" 

One day toward the end of the war I had a visit from an F.B.I, agent. 
"Did you dispatch a cablegram to London reading Send Evelyn?' ' he asked. 
"I did," was my reply. "It is being held up," he continued "until we find 
out who this woman is." It's not a woman.'' I said. 'It's a book!" 

Whereupon I explained that I had cabled a London bookseller in response 
to his offer of John Evelyn's translation of Francois de la Mothe le Vayer s 
treatise, Of Liberty and Servitude, printed at London in 1649. Of this rare 
book, which was Evelyn s first published work, only four copies were recorded 
by Wing, al] in England, and it was needed at the Clark Library to corner- 
stone a large collection of Evelyn's books. 

In spite of the delay occasioned by wartime caution the order reached 
London in time to secure the book for the Clark, 

Now if one wishes a date with "Evelyn" he calls for her by number, not by 



name: PR 3433 ESZko 
Sibliotrivia 



L.C.P. 



The vowels grow as lush in New Zealand as in Wales. Martin Thomas recent- 
ly received as a gift from the Princess Te Puea Herangi of the Tur angawaewae 
Maori Adult Education Committee in Ngavuawahia, N.Z., a copy of Pei Te 
'lurinui's Mahinarangi 

The U C. Press, which has won many friends with its Dusky-Footed Wooded 
Rat -- surely the title of the year among the scholarly publishers -- may 
have to defend its laurels if Her Majesty's Stationery Office comes out with 
many more like The American Slipper Limpet on Cornish Oyster Beds, which ap 
peared on a recent list along with a treatise (sociological?) on Dust in 
Cardrooms . 

( ZSEA Honors Mr. Vosper 

Chapter 44 of the California State Employees Association turned out strong 
to honor Mr. Vosper, at a noon meeting on Tuesday, July 8, in the Eucalyptus 
Grove. Tom Stead spoke for all of the local chapter in expressing gratitude 
for the many contributions R, V. had made to the Association in his eight 
years on campus in its membership efforts as a member of the Personnel Com- 
mittee, and as one-time Vice-President. Mr. Vosper responded with gracious 
wishes for CSEA' s continuing success. tr I don't know/' he said ; "if there is 
a K-S.E. A. Maybe you and I, Tom, will meet in Topeka soon to start one." 
All present enjoyed themselves; and among the crowd were spotted a member of 
loyal, old-time squirrels, who also pronounced the party a success. 

I-fypaths of Scholarship 



The Ivy League, and Oxbridge even more, may be sceptical of scholarship 
on the Pacific Coast, and particularly in the Hollywood environs but you may 
be sure our reputation is advanced when a UCLA doctoral dissertation can cor- 
rect the self-kept history of so autobiographical and honorable an organiza- 
tion as the Society of Antiquaries of London. 

A year ago, C. V. Deane, Librarian of the London Society, wrote us to see 
if he could obtain a copy of ''The Elizabethan College of Antiquaries'' (UCLA, 
1946) written under the impeccable tutelage of Professor Lily B. Campbell by 
Linda Van Norden, now of the Davis Campus faculty. We sent off a microfilm 
copy on open exchange. 

Just received from England is a thin volume on The Society of Antiquaries 
of London, Notes on its History and Pos sessions ; First Issued on the Occasion 
of the Bicentenary of the Society's Royal Charter, in which "the accepted 
practice" of recording the history of the Society's Elizabethan predecessor 
is shown to be discredited because "An American author ... in a new and ex- 
haustive review of the materials, has shown that the accepted chronology is 
based upon an uncritical reading ..." Thus closes a chapter. 

The exchange opened by the microfilm transaction has also been closed, 
for last summer Robert Collison undertook a special task of calling on Li- 
brarian Deane and selecting from his duplicate stock several fine books to 
increase our excellent holdings in English local history and antiquities. 

R. V. 



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Associate Librarian' s Notes 



This is my last 
deadline arrives, s 
1947, where an oppo 
to Mr. Moore' s of f i 
pleasant reading an 

The UCLA Librar 
content and format, 
country and has mad 
throughout the coun 
the Editor. You al 
tively carrying thi 
ties. Anyone who h 
appreci ate. 

Since it carefu 
Librarian after any 
Library staff, and 
There are a number 
for their present o 
the library that to 
friendly, and intel 
told us this, I've 
on re-reading the L 



response to the Editor's firm proddi 

I recently turned back to vol. 1 no 
rtunity is given to send bouquets and 
ce. and I read forward through the bu 
d I'm in a mood only for bouquets. 
ian has consistently displayed a sens 

It ranks obviously as one of the be 
e a name for itself, for its Editor, 
try. This is all due to the devotion 

1 should know that he deserves great 
s load so long on top of his regular 
as ever handled an editorial job will 



ng as the biweekly 
1 o f October 16 , 
brickbats directly 
rsting file. It was 

e of style in both 
st of its kind in the 
and for this Library 

and good taste of 
credit for so effec- 
large responsi bil i- 

understand and 



lly mirrors the Library, one impression you get from the 

extended reading is a real sense of a strong and talented 
this is more remarkable than first thought would suggest, 
of libraries distinguished for their book collections or 
r past chief librarian or for their buildings but where is 

a visitor or user gives an early sense of an eager, 
ligent staff? I think it's right here. Many people have 
believed it a good long time, and my belief was reaffirmed 
ibrar ian Keep up the good work, all of you. 

R. V. 




UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor: Everett Moore. Contributors to this issue: Johanna E. Allerding, 
Robert L Collison, Louise Darling, John E. Smith, Wilbur J Smith, Robert 
Vosper, Florence Williams. Artist: Roberta Nixon. 



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Volume 5 Number 22 
From the Librarian 



August 1, 1952 



Not long ago I expressed the hope that with the departure of Harlow to 
British Columbia and Vosper to Kansas, UCLA would be regarded as having done 
its share, at least for awhile, in promoting foreign and domestic relations. 
Just a week later Heron flew off to Tokyo to take charge of the United 
States Embassy library. 

Now it has happened again! The Editor of this publication and Mrs. 
Moore have been offered a joint appointment to the faculty of the Japan Li- 
brary School of Keio University, in Tokyo. I am recommending that Mr. Moore 
be given a year's leave of absence to accept the appointment. The Moores 
are due in Tokyo on September 1st and will fly the Pacific late in August. 

The continuation of this school, established two years ago under United 
States Army auspices, has been made possible for five more years by a grant 
from the Rockefeller Foundation to Keio University. The ALA, through Presi- 
dent Robert B. Downs, is supporting the program in a number of ways, and is 
assisting Robert Gitler, Director of the School, in recruiting faculty mem- 
bers from this country. 

In Mr. Moore's absence Ardis Lodge will serve as acting Head of the 
Reference Department. Mr. Archer will edit the next two issues of the UCLA 
Librarian, and upon his return from vacation Mr. Quinsey will become Editor. 

I know the staff shares my pride in these calls to international service 
which are becoming habitual at UCLA. 

Yesterday was Robert Collison's last day at UCLA- He leaves tomorrow 
by train for the Pacific Northwest and across Canada, and will visit Harvard, 
Yale, Princeton, and the Library of Congress, before sailing August 20 on 
the Queen Elizabeth, carrying the Bruin gospel to London. 

I cannot conceive of a better English ambassador than Mr, Collison. His 
energy, knowledge, humor, and adaptability made him one of the most useful, 
stimulating, and best-liked staff members we have ever had. I am sure that 
his reports to his British colleagues on American librari anship will be both 
shrewd and fair. Cheerio, Rob! 

Home from her Fulbright year in Siam, Mrs. Frances Spain, Associate 
Dean of U.S.C. "s Library School, spoke of her exotic life in Bangkok at a 
tea last week in her honor which my wife and I were privileged to attend. 
Mrs. Spain promised to repeat her charming talk to our Staff at a fall meet- 
ing. 

Vi si tor s to my office last week included Assistant City Librarian 
Roberta Bowler, Chairman of CLA Standards Committee; Daily News Columnist 
Matt Weinstock, enroute to lunch with Messrs. Collison, Moore, J. E. Smith, 
and myself, Printer Richard Hoffman, director of the College Press of 
L.A.CC. , August Fruge Manager of the U.C. Press, bookseller Jake Zeitlin, 
and printer-publisher Ward Ritchie, to discuss with Messrs. Archer, W. J. 
Smith and myself a series of seminars on printing to be sponsored by the 
Rounce & Coffin Club and held bimonthly in the Department of Special Collec- 
tion Si 

For the next few weeks I shall be at home on vacation, writing annual 
reports and book reviews, readying a banquet speech for the September meet- 
ing of PNLA, in Victoria, B. C. , but mostly sitting in an old wicker chair 



Ill 



on the lawn, with my feet propped up, resigned to the fact that the roots of 
the devil erass reach twelve feet down. 

L.C.P. 

Personnel 

Mrs Kathenne S Harrant has transferred from the Circulation Depart- 
ment to the Reference Department to fill the position vacated by David W. 
Heron, in the General Reference and Ribliography Section and as Librarian in- 
Charge of the Periodicals Room. She has been reclassified from Librarian-1 
to Librarian-2. Before coming to UCLA last September Mrs. Harrant had held 
positions in cataloging, circulation, and reference departments at Wellesley 
College, the University of Illinois, the University of Tennessee, and Texas 
Technological College. 

Announcement is made of the following reclassifications, effective July 
1: Norah Jones, Reserve Book Room, from Librarian-1 to Librarian-2; Mrs. 
Dorothy Mitchell, Acquisitions Department, from Senior Library Assistant to 
Principal Library Assistant; Mrs Elizabeth Rice, Clark Library, from Senior 
Library Assistant to Principal Library Assistant; and Eleanor Boyd, Reserve 
Book Room, from Typist-Clerk to Senior Library Assistant. 

Mrs. Shirley Hood, Senior Library Assistant, Biology Library, has re- 
signed to accompany her husband to the Netherlands, where he is to carry on 
his research under a Fulbright grant. She will be replaced by Mrs. Katherine 
Baker, Senior Library Assistant, who is transferring from the Biomedical Li- 
brary. 

Two 

Both the Steinbergs and the Williamses are happy parents of baby girls 
born last week. Thelma and Phil Steinberg's arrived on Wednesday, and Flo 
and Gene Williams greeted thei r s on Saturday . 



Bialik Institute Exhibit 

Wilbur Smith represented t 
an exhibit of publications of t 
profit publishing house in Jeru 
for Hayyim N. Bialik, the great 
lished the principles of integr 
modern Palestine and the world, 
variety of Hebrew writing and t 
of the Institute's publications 
of technical terms to translati 
exhibit is the display of bookb 

The University of Judaism 
opening a copy of one of the vo 
Eliezer SukoHick's monograph on 
recently in the Judean desert. 
Bialik Institute. 

Visitors 



he UCLA Library on 
he Bialik Institut 
salem sponsored by 

Hebrew poet and w 
ating the Hebrew 1 
The books on dis 
hinking in modern 

over sixteen year 
ons of the great c 
indings by Israeli 
presented to each 
lumes featured in 

the ancient Hebre 

It is a handsome 



July 16 at the opening of 
e (Mosad Bialik), a non- 

the Jewish Agency, named 
riter (1873-1934) who estab- 
anguage into the culture of 
play, showing the great 
times, and the varied nature 
s, range from dictionaries 
lassies. A highlight of the 

craftsmen, 
library represented at the 
the exhibit. UCLA received 
w scrolls which were found 
1952 publication of the 



Edwin A Fleisher, who is responsible for establishing the Edwin A. 
Fleisher Collections of Music at the Philadelphia Free Library, was a visitor 
in the Music Library, with Professor Vincent, 

Thomas S. Shaw, of the Library of Congress, and Mrs. Shaw, Librarian of 
Goucher College, who are temporary residents of Los Angeles while Mr. Shaw 
is teaching at U. S. C. , had a look at the Library with Messrs. Horn and Moore. 

Victor W, Shapiro, Los Angeles, visited members of the Gifts and Ex- 
changes and Special Collections staffs, to discuss arrangements for his pre- 
sentation to the Library of his collection of public relations and promotion- 
al material relating to the film industry. 

Other visitors of the fortnight included Ralph ft. Hagedorn, from the Li- 
brary at Lockheed in Burbank; Dr, A. 0. MacRae, of Vancouver, who was referred 
to us by Vancouver Public Librarian E. S. Robinson; Mrs Mildred Holland, of 
Berkeley; George C. Hatch, of San Diego; and Charles S, Leudtke, of Thunder- 
bird Field in Phoenix. 



112 
Two Ladies on Grand Tour 

The DeWol f-Doxsee Expedi tion- to-Survey-Art- and-Music Libraries, made in 
the five-week period between May 24 and June 27, covered 7,246 miles, passed 
through twenty-two states, ten state capitals (and the national capital) and 
visited some thirty institutions, according to the principals of the party, 
Art Librarian Mary DeWolf and Music Librarian Ruth Doxsee. 

On their way through Kansas they stopped at Lawrence and surveyed R. V. ' s 
new domain, inside and out. 

In Michigan, with Cranbrook as headquarters, they descended on Ann Arbor 
and the Detroit Public Library and Art Museum. At the University of Michigan, 
M.D. visited the Art Library, and found the slide and photographic collec- 
tions excellently handled and heavily used. R. D. visited her first Music li- 
brary, appropriately located in the chimes tower, and had her first sight of 
some of the musical treasures that older institutions take for granted. She 
stopped in the Clements Library, arriving at ice-tea time, and met Mr. Storm, 
Mrs. Haugh, and the rest of the staff over tea and cookies. 

They travelled through Canada to Niagara Falls and Rochester, where R.D. 
toured the Sibley Music Library of the Eastman School of Music, the most im- 
pressive of them all; and then sped through the Cherry Valley and the 
Berkshires, stopping at the Smith College music library and art museum on the 
way to Cambridge and Boston. A bright spot was dinner with Helen Phillips 
(formerly of our Reference Department) in her Reacon Street apartment over- 
looking the Charles River. A visit to the Fogg Museum Library at Harvard was 
a high point in M.D. 's survey. The Fogg system of handling slides and photo- 
graphs is the model for many collections throughout the country. They had a 
quick look into the Lamont Library and on their way out were told that ladies 
are verboten -- except on Saturday afternoons. 

They continued their pursuit of libraries at Providence, New Haven (where 
they were guests of Miriam Nagle at luncheon in the Faculty Club), Vassar 
College (with its excellent Fine Arts and Music libraries), and New York City. 
A rest in beautiful New Hope, Pennsylvania, with M.D. 's sister, refreshed 
them for the last lap, before they set off for Washington, D.C. , by way of 
Phi 1 adel phi a. 

Fortunately for M.D. the slide and photograph collections at the Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania were housed in the cool basement of the Fine Arts build- 
ing. R.D. braved the heat of the upper regions to visit the combined Fine 
Arts and Music library, after a quick look at the incomparable exhibit of 
primitive musical instruments in the University Museum. Washington was hot, 
and both took refuge in the air-conditioned Mellon Art Gallery and the Folger 
Library. R.D. visited the Music Division of the Library of Congress. 

Their last professional stop, Chicago, was memorable for an evening with 
the Gordon Williams family, whom, they point, out we shall soon welcome back 
to a civilized climate; and a surprise meeting with H. Richard Archer in the 
lounge of International House. M.D. , in spite of the heat, visited the Art 
Institute, and surveyed the slide and photograph collections at the Univer- 
sity of Chicago. 

The trip home was fast (four days) and without adventure or disaster -- 
except for a flat tire; for they consistently observed one of the Eastern 
highway warnings, 'Be alert for the unexpected." 

H.R.A. on the Road 

H- Richard Archer has reported of his four-week tour eastward that in 
addition to his academic pursuits he managed to visit a few libraries, book- 
shops, and printing establishments in Chicago, Ann Arbor, Philadelphia, and 
New York. "With Jim Wells of the Newberry and Gordon Williams of the Crerar 
as hosts," he says, ''I was a guest at a luncheon of the Society of Typograph- 
ic Arts at Normandy Hcuse. While in the Chicago area I visited Stanley 
Pargellis and Gertrude Woodward at the Newberry, Jens and Amy Nyholm at 
Evanston, Paul Angle at the Chicago Historical Society, Herman Henkle and 
staff at the Crerar, Herman Fussier, Jesse Shera, and other faculty members 
at the University of Chicago." 

H.R.A. 's wife, Margot, arrived during the "unusual" heat wave, and as 
guests of James Sallemi, Chicago attorney and collector, whose Leonardo 
material was on exhibit at the Chicago Public Library, they visited the Cliff 
Dwellers Club and were given the necessary and appreciated "air-conditioning' 
at the Wrigley Building restaurant. Escaping the Loop a day before the 
G.O P convention began, they stopped at the comfortable Michigan Union in 



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Ann Arbor and spent an evening with Richard Boys and wife and an afternoon 
at the Clements Library with Col ton Storm and his staff. 

At New York, between meetings at the Waldorf, side trips included one 
to the lower East Side for a Chinese luncheon with Arnold Bank and wife, a 
noon-day trip to the Paul Bennetts' in Jackson Heights, and an early Sunday 
morning breakfast with Roly and Dona Baughman at their hideaway at Woodcliff 
Lake, New Jersey. Finally they travelled the 3,000 miles through eleven 
states, which brought them to Los Angeles in six days, "in time for the great 
earthquake and the thrill of picking up with library work after so many weeks 
of wandering 

Acknowledgement from India 

From the Visva-Bharat i News, Santiniketen , West Bengal, India, May 1952 
' We had previously reported receipt of positive and negative photostati 
copies of two letters of Gurudeva to Sir Michael Sadler from the University 
of California Library, Los Angeles, Since then in compliance with the re- 
quest of Mr. Robert Vosper, Associate Librarian of the California University 
Library, to be supplied with photostatic copies of all the letters exchanged 
between Gurudeva and Sir Michael for preservation in his Library, Rabindra- 
Sadana' s collection of the letters of Sir Michael, fifteen in number, were 
sent to Los Angeles. In March last we received back the original letter 
together with excellent photostatic copies of the same -- the latter as 
gifts -- from the California University Library, We offer our sincere 
thanks to the authorities of the California University Library for making a 
gift of the photostatic copies of the letters." 

Nothing New Under the Moon 

If one learns anything from collecting old books it is that there is 
nothing new under the moon. Three centuries ago our English ancestors were 
just as keen on speculative astronomy and "science fiction" as we are today. 
While on a local book hunting expedition a few Saturdays ago I came upon an 
anonymous octavo, bound in finely sprinkled calf, which bore a very modern- 
sounding title: The Discovery of a World in the Moone , or, a Discourse 
tending to prove that 'tis probable there may be another habitable world on 
that Planet, London, 1638. 

I had struck it rich! Here was the first edition of John Wilkins's 
famous speculative work on what Fontenelle was later to call "A Plurality of 
Worlds." Dr. Wilkins (1614-1672) was one of the great men of his age, re- 
ferred to in highest terms by Pepys and Evelyn, remembered in religion as 
the moderate Bi sh p of Chester, and in Science as the founder of the Royal 
Society. 

In 1940 the Clark Library acquired the third impression (1640) of 
Bishop Wilkins's Discovery and last year I found the 4th (1684) in Guildford 
and the 5th (also 1684) in London, all of which were successively "corrected 
and amended." 

So if jne gets fed up with the repeti tiousness of 2 0th century science 
fiction, I suggest a trip to West Adams, where Bishop Wilkins and many 
another old timer are ready to prove that there is truly nothing new under 
the moon. 

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Editor: Everett Moore. Contributors to this issue: H. Richard Archer, 
Elizabeth S Bradstreet, Mary DeWolf, Ruth Doxsee, Wilbur J. Smith, Martin 
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From the Librarian's Office 

Although Mr Powell is allegedly on vacation, someone who signs initials 
"'LCP" creeps in here about every other night to fill up the Ediphone rolls, 
leave long manuscripts to be typed, and devise other little projects lest we 
forget. 

We had a surprise visit on July 31 from Dr. Homer Halvorson, Librarian 
of the Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Halvorson saw our West Wing remodeling 
for the first time. Friend of the Library Homer Crotty was in last Thursday 
to examine our Norman Douglas Collection by way of preparing a paper he will 
present to the Zamorano Club. We were also visited by Mrs. Daugherty, Mr. 
Johnson and Mr Thompson of the San Diego City Schools to examine our 16mm. 
Diebold microfilming equipment. 

Equipment items for 1952/53 have been ordered. Within a month or two 
most of the new typewriters, desks, chairs, etc. will be in use. 

There have been some revisions of the Admini strative Manual. The or- 
ganization chart, section 1, and Bulletin II-E-1 were revised on July 18 to 
reflect changes in assignments resulting from Mr. Vosper's departure. The 
revision of section 3, Catalog Department, was made in accordance with the 
decision to abandon subject cataloging in the Main Public Catalog of books 
held only in branch libraries. 

A.H.H. 

Pecent Publications of the Staff 

"The Alchemy of Books" by Mr. Powell, being a few parts of the address 
given at the opening general session of the A. LA. in New York, June 30, has 
been printed in the July 19 issue of Antiquarian Bookman. 

Robert L. Collison's interesting account of "The University of Califor- 
nia Library at Berkeley" appeared in The Library World (July 1952). 

"Graphic Arts at the Clark Memorial Library" is the title of an article 
by H. Richard Archer in the current (Summer 1952) number of the Quarterly 
News Letter of the Book Club of California. 

Whitley Collection Received in Special Collections 

Mrs Ross Whitley has recently presented to the Library the papers of 
her father-in-law, Hobart Johnstone Whitley, who was the general manager of 
several southern California land syndicates operating during the period of 
the great boom in real estate around the turn of the century. The Whitley 
enterprises were involved in land promotion schemes in Los Angeles, 
Hollywood, San Fernando Valley, Corcoran, and San Luis Obispo county, and 
the records of these organizations, which include correspondence, accounts, 
minute books, legal papers, maps and pictures are an important addition to 
the Library's collection on southern California real estate development. 

Personnel 



Miss Adeline Sorace, who has been appointed Senior Library Assistant in 
the Circulation Department graduated from the Lyceum in Asch af f enburg, 
Germany, and has been employed for the past four years in the Library at 
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Miss Sondra Smiley, new Typist-Clerk in the Catalog Department attended 
UCLA and University of California, Berkeley. 

Miss Helen Jane Jones is resigning her position as Libranan-2 in the 
Catalog Department to accept a position as Head Cataloger, Los Angeles County 
Law Library September 1. ..... 

Mrs. Margaret Howard is resigning from the Engineering Library as Senior 
Library Assistant to join her husband for a vacation in British Columbia 
before taking a further assignment. 

Candy was passed recently in the Catalog Department, accompanied by an 
announcement of the engagement of Marie Rnapp to Edward Walker. 

\gri cu 1 tu r e Library Vacation Schedule 

Dora Gerard, Agriculture Librarian, will be on vacation August 11 
through September 7. During her absence the Agriculture Heference Library 
will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through 
Friday in charge of Gladys Nakaya. 

Clark Library Notes 

"Visitor farthest from home " in recent weeks has been Miss Cheyuko 
Kobayashi of Tokyo, Japan. Miss Kobayashi, after a session at Columbia Uni- 
versity's Library School, is studying library methods in the United States 
before returning to her home. Also visiting or using the Clark collections 
were Karl Beisman of Harvard; David Brice Toy of Yale; James B. Dickinson of 
the University of Nevada; Sarah Beth Stanford of Dallas, Texas; and Mr. and 
Mrs. Shapiro of New York. 

A major shift to utilize underground annex shelving and to reserve the 
rare book rooms in the old library building for English literary holdings has 
been in progress during the past month. With rare French and Science collec- 
tions installed behind locked glass- fronted doors, the Beading Boom now 
utilizes one full wall for rare book storage. 

Most helpful to Clark Library readers is conversion of the north base- 
ment "closed stack area" adjacent to the main Beading Boom, to a Music and 
Bibliography Beference Boom. When the new cork flooring is laid, the room 
will provide expanded reference facilities for users of the Library. 

Recent Visitors 

Wilbur Smith took Mr. Carl H. Young of the Physical Education Department 
and his students in Besearch Fundamentals on a tour July 30, and explained 
the various services provided by the Department of Special Collections. 

Mr. S. B. Shapiro bookseller and publisher from New York visited various 
parts of the Library on July 30, including the Department of Special Collec- 
tions, the Acquisitions Department and the Biomedical Library. Mr. Shapiro 
is the author of a number of scientific monographs and articles, and is at 
present the executor of a large collection of autograph material as well as 
a collector of books designed by Bruce Bogers. 

Mr. G(*orge Thambyahpil 1 ay , of the University of Ceylon, whose thesis on 
"The Climates of Ceylon" has been completed at UCLA in the Geography Depart- 
ment of Special Collections on August 6. 

Other visitors included Dr. Otho Clinton Williams of San Jose State 
College, Mr. Alan Brown of Bedwood City, Dr, John B. Theobald of San Diego 
College, and Miss Linda Warman of New York City. 

Friends of the Library 
Exhibition for August 

During the month of August and during the first two weeks of September, 
the main Library exhibition will be a display of some of the gifts to the 
Library during the past year, particularly the materials received by the 
branches and the Department of Special Collections. Various parts of the 
exhibit may be seen in the Exhibition Boom, the General Beading Boom, the 
Graduate Beading Boom, the entrance foyer, and the Department of Special 
Collections. Included in this year's largesse: Labottiere's New Cotillions, 
1807, a gift of the Friends of the UCLA Library, and the first work on dancing 
to be printed in the United States; Boucharlat's An Elementary Treatise on 
Mechanics 1833, a gift of the UC Library at Berkeley to the Engineering Li- 
brary, and William Beaumont's Observations on the Gastric Juice 1834 Mr. 
Louis B. Bockland's gift to the Biomedical Library, - - each a "first 1 ' in 



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this country in its field. Government agencies, various industries and UCLA 
faculty members, as well as generous and interested private persons have con- 
tributed books, pictures, pamphlets, musi c- scores , recordings, and so on, of 
which only a fraction are on view. 

Wooden Indians at M.I.T. 

A descriptive leaflet, Trade Signs and Wooden Indians, written by Vernon 
D. Tate, Director of Libraries, Charles Hayden Memorial Library, Massachusett 
Institute of Technology, described a recent exhibition held in the New 
Gallery. ''Of the twenty-two figures shown, eight are Indian warriors; six 
of wood and two of papier m^che, all are magnificent and diverse examples .... 
The squaw with a papoose figure is rarely seen .... Captain Jinks of the 
Horse Marines and a gentleman with flowing side whiskers and Prince Albert 
coat extol the respective merits of the new fangled cigarette and the old 
reliable seegar. Two maidens with daringly short skirts grace the exhibition: 
one is an Indian, the other the famous Jenny Lind, originally carved to orna- 
ment a Barnum & Bailey Circus wagon." We were pleased to learn that there 
is a Society for the Preservation of the Wooden Indian and a census of known 
figures has been made! 

Australia and the Farmington Plan 

Another Farmington Plan milestone was passed in the recent receipt of 
our first shipment of about two dozen books from the Commonwealth National 
Library in Canberra. Among the subjects for which UCLA has assumed Farmington 
responsibility is the history of Australia, and so the spread of the plan to 
Australia assumes special significance for this Library. 

In the European and Latin American countries where the Farmington Plan 
has been put into operation over the last four years, a contractual agreement 
with private book dealers was made to send one copy of each monograph of 
scholarly interest published in a particular country to a library in the 
United States according to the accepted chart of subject responsibilities. 
France was an exception to this; there the Bibliotheque Nationale has been 
the selling agency 

The Australian pattern will be somewhat different. The Commonwealth 
Librarian, Mr. H-. L. White, has asked that American libraries employ a barter 
arrangement; we are to offer American imprints equal in value to what we re- 
ceive to help build a great research collection of Americana at the Boosevelt 
Memorial Library, housed in a special wing of the Commonwealth National Li- 
brary at Canberra. 

Mr. White has written, "The Government's Decision to commemorate the 
President. .. reflected the general admiration of Australians for Boosevelt' s 
leadership in the world and for the people of the United States to whom, in 
our darkest hour, we turned for help. The form of the Memorial recognized 
the President's well known belief in the importance of books and information 
in the democratic process and especially as an aid to international under- 
standing." 

UCLA, which will receive much from this newest member of the Farmington 
family, will be proud to be able to do its reciprocal part by helping to 
stock the Boosevelt Memorial Library with worthy American imprints. 

T V. to the Rescue re Exchanges! 

.S. Jackson Coleman, Hon. Principal and Chartered Secretary of the 
Folklore Academy, Douglas, Isle of Man, mentions in his recent correspondence 
to the Library: "We are finding the films of the preliminary stages of your 
Presidential Election very interesting on our Television and I am not without 
hope that we shall shortly discover some way of overcoming the exchange dif- 
ficulties so as get over to the U.S.A." Which candidate shall we send on 
exchange? 

Librarian Runs Abroad ! 

A member of the Acquisitions Department called to our attention that our 
favorite nag, Librarian, is now racing in England. Unfortunately, Librarian 
was "out at Sandown last week (May 16) and ran fourth in a field of four"... 
and again "ran last at York last week (May 30) and was again unplaced .... 



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Readers will be grateful to us for not taking the advice of our racing ex- 
pert and tipping it." From Desiderata, May 16 & 30, 1952. 

No Apologies Necessary 

In an adver t i sement in a provincial newspaper , a firm of booksellers 
'thank all friends for their understanding and tolerance of the many incon- 
veniences caused by recent renovations occasioned by dry rot in the Poetry 
and Drama." From Desiderata, May 16, 1952. 

Adult Disquieting Stark 

Jonathan Cape Ltd , of London recently printed in Now & Then a Glos- 
sary for Readers of Reviews and asked for lists of six additions to it. 
Over eighty lists were received, according to a communication to The 
Bookseller for June 14. The result the publishers feel, reveals a deep 
distrust of reviewers. Among the words which provoked the most ribald 
definitions,' they report, 'were: adult, authentic , civil ised, craftsmanship , 
delicate , disquieting, fastmoving, illuminating, integrated, mature, sensi- 
tive, significant, stark, unforgettable, urbane, workmanlike ." 

They have suggested, therefore, that the following would be a not un- 
typical review 

"In this book, which is perhaps his best, the author 
courageously breaks new ground. Approaching his subject 
from an entirely original angle, and showing an acute 
awareness of, while he squarely faces up to, the modern 
dilemma, he paints with bold strokes on a broad canvas, 
shedding fresh light on some vital questions and fearless- 
ly tackling an urgent problem. A delicate and sensitive 
study of adolescence, his book makes an immediate and 
lasting impact. It is crammed with exciting incident, 
fast moving, and starkly convincing. His shrewd comments 
show fine psychological insight, the narrative being skil- 
fully woven to embrace a variety of themes. At the same 
time it is not without a certain robust humour and pungent 
wit, though subtly charged with well - integrated emotion. 
The strange relationship which it explores is illuminated 
by the objectivity with which it is handled, but it never 
loses sight of the common stuff of humanity. Not for 
many a long day have I read anything so adult, so dis- 
enchanting, significant and unforgettable The crafts- 
manship is superb." 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor (on leave) Everett Moore. Editor (of this issue): H. Richard Archer 
Contributors to this issue. William Bellin, Elizabeth Bradstreet, Edna 
Davis James Mink, Everett Moore, Betty Rosenberg, Helene Schimansky, 



John E. Smith. 



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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY 
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Volume 5 Number 24 



August 29, 1952 



From the Librarian's Office 

A supplement to this issue contains some tributes to 
Gregg Layne, our Consultant in Western Americana, who died 

Among the visitors to the Librarian's Office during t 
were two from Kansas. Professor Dent Wilcoxon, of Kansas 
Department, is a UCLA Ph.D. and an alumnus of the Library 
toiled as a page. Professor James Wortham, Chairman of th 
ment at KU and formerly of our English Department, dropped 
and use the Library. At still another Kansas university, 
Frazer, also a UCLA Ph.D. in History, is chairman of his d 
the Vospers join the ranks, Kansas will be an even more po 
than Japan where Everett and Jean Moore, the Herons and Sy 
meeting UCLA faculty members Richard Rudolph and Robert Wi 
year. 

On August 20 I met with the Theater Arts Library Comm 
Savage (chairman), Ralph Freud, Kenneth Macgowan and Bill 
steps which will extend service in the Theater Arts Librar 
been on half-time assignment this summer to reorganize the 
be turned over to Rita Schrank' s supervision in September, 
continue half time in Gifts and Exchanges during the fall 



Tndex for UCLA Librarian 



the memory of J. 

on August 16. 
he past fortnight 
State' s History 
where he once 
e English Depart- 
in to see friends 
Wichita, Robert W. 
epartment. When 
pulous UCLA colony 
lvia Shore will be 
lson this coming 

ittee -- George 
Adams -- to discuss 
y. Lew Brown has 

Library which '.ill 
Mrs. Schrank will 
semester. 

A.H.H. 



Not all staff members may be aware that a card index to the UCLA Li- 
brarian is maintained at the Reference Desk. Because of its comprehensive 
and detailed nature it constitutes a fairly complete index to library matters 
and happenings since the inception of the Librarian in October, 1947. Ex- 
tensive sections are given over to library personnel, exhibits, acquisitions 
and visitors, among other subjects. A complete file of the Librarian is also 
kept at the Reference Desk for use in connection with the index. Staff mem- 
bers should feel free to consult the files of the Librar ian as well as the 
index whenever the need arises. 

Notary Public in the Library 

Miss Renee H. Schurecht , Room 134 of the Library, is a Notary Public. 
Although notary services are primarily for the convenience of the Library 
staff they may be rendered to any of the campus public, when necessary. 

Branch Libraries Receiving Volumes Transferred from Main Library 

Marguerite Clark in Circulation and Anne Greenwood in the Catalog De- 
partment, assisted by a corps of clerical and student assistants, have 
reached their goal of 600 volumes a week in the mass transfer of books now 
under way to the newly expanded Branch Libraries. 

The transfer project began June 13th, and after a slow start, gradually 
gained momentum. In nine weeks 3,629 volumes have been transferred, 1,345 
of these in the first two weeks of August. 



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Startled users of the Public Catalog who find themselves looking at what 
seem to be Shelf-List cards can relax. A photostat of the Shelf-List card is 
being used as a dummy for the main card for each title transferred. 

Latin American Teachers Visit Library 

Paul Miles of the Reference Department conducted a group of school 
teachers from the State of Jalisco, Mexico, through various departments of 
the Library on Wednesday afternoon August 13. The twenty-six elementary and 
secondary school teachers visited the campus while they were in Los Angeles 
to attend a Latin American Institute at Pasadena City College under the aus- 
pices of several civic groups Dean of Students, Louis Stone, was responsi- 
ble for scheduling the various events planned while the teachers were at the 
University. 

A leaflet written in Spanish describing the Library and the various de- 
partments had been prepared by Paul Miles. This concise and informative 
guide made it convenient for the teachers to read the pertinent details about 
the departments of the Library as they toured the building. A copy of this 
Spanish introduction to the Library may be consulted at the Reference Desk. 

Staff Members Collaborate on Bibliographical Guide 

Dimitry Krassovsky and Robert Vosper have compiled and edited a con- 
tribution entitled The Structure of the Russian Academy of Science, From, its 
Beginning to 1945, A Guide for Bibliographers The multilithed leaflet has 
been issued by the University of Kentucky Libraries as Occasional Contribu- 
tion No 39 (May, 1952). The twenty-two page compilation includes A Sketch 
of the Russian Academy of Science, A Guide to the Structure of the Academy, 
as well as An Alphabetical Index to the Bureaus and Departments. Catalogers 
and Reference librarians will be grateful to Krassovsky and Vosper for making 
their burdens somewhat lighter by this useful work. 

Recent Visitors 

Among the visitors to the Library during the fortnight were; Miss Emily 
C. Lumbard of the Order Department and Mr. Charles Hamilton, East Asiatic 
Library at CU Berkeley. Mr. & Mrs A. Clyde Mink of Saratoga, Miss Barbara 
J. Nye of San Francisco, Lloyd Sullivan of the Palo Alto Public Library and 
John Wilgress, bookseller from Monterey. 

A Tale of Lissadell 

In Mr, Powelt's account of his transcontinental dash in his London- 
bought Hillman Minx, in the summer of 1951 (California Librarian, June, 
1952), he told of his stop at a motel at the Lake of the Ozarks. where "in 
a cabin at lake's edge overlooking water and woods, I lay on my bed after 
shower and supper ... and saw the twilight air incandescing with fireflies. 
The time and the place but not the loved one. Instead I read Yeats' s wonder- 
ful poem beginning 

The light of evening, Lissadell, 
Great windows open to the south. 

and fell asleep.' 

lissadell , the home of the Gore-Booths, in County Sligo, Ireland, was 
well known to Yeats, who grew up in Sligo. It would be good, thought, the 
Librarian-No-Longer-On-Leave, a few months ago, to have a picture of the 
house. Perhaps the Reference Department could find one. And so a search in 
the Library began and went on and on for a while until it was admitted by 
the Reference librarians that a picture was apparently not going to be turned 
up here. 

The next move by the then irritated, frustrated, and impatient Reference 
people was to write for help to the Librarian of County Sligo, Miss Nora 
Niland, to ask if she could find a picture in her collections which UCLA 
might borrow for a short time. Then, only a few days later, in reading the 
Library of Congress Information Bulletin the name of Mr. P.H. Gore-Booth 
popped out at one of the Reference librarians most surprisingly. And pro- 
pitiously, too, for it was revealed that this member of the Gore-Booth fami- 
ly was now Director General of British Information Services in the United 
States, with headquarters in the British Embassy in Washington, Off to 



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Mr. Gore-Booth, therefore, went a letter, asking if perhaps he could put his 
hand on a picture of Lissadell, which we might see. 

Mr. Gore-Booth, oddly enough, was not heard from immediately, for it 
turned out that he had just left for Los Angeles, to address members of the 
Los Angeles County Museum Association at its Annual Luncheon Meeting. Unfor- 
tunately, it was not possible to hold a conference on Lissadell with Mr. 
Gore-Booth during his brief stay in California. But Librarian Niland of 
County Sligo was heard from very promptly, and she reported that although she 
did not have a picture of the house in her Library she had arranged with a 
local photographer "to visit the place and supply me with a good one." 

A more gracious and generous response is not likely to be encountered by 
any reference librarian during his earthly existence, and there was great 
happiness when the negative arrived from Ireland and was printed up into a 
completely satisfactory picture of the great house, Lissadell. 

Further pleasant surprises were yet to come, for when Mr. Gore-Booth re- 
turned to Washington he went to work at once on one of his cousins now living 
at Lissadell, "to see if anything can be done." The response from Miss 
Gabrielle Gore-Booth, of Lissadell. was just as pleasing as Miss Niland's, 
for although she reported that she had neither a good drawing or photograph 
of the house she had arranged with a young artist, Mr. Bernard McDonagh, to 
come and make a drawing. 

The drawing has now arrived at UCLA, and Mr. McDonagh has been modestly 
reimbursed for his work. This and the photograph and the finally consider- 
able correspondence between Westwood, Sligo, and Washington, have been depos- 
ited with the increasingly important collection of Yeatsiana at the Clark 
Library. 

Typographic Standards for Librarians 

"In the bewildering onslaught of sharply competing media [the librari- 
an's] faith in the book as a central medium of culture, if indeed he holds 
such a belief, is sharply challenged. Within the realm of the book itself 
he witnesses the passing of traditional typographic standards. Photographic 
composition, offset printing, mass production of cheap reprints, a shift from 
verbal to pictorial presentation, all these factors seem to spell the doom of 
the typographic art as a valid expression of intellectual content." 

"Jan Tschichold's Designing Books is a vivid demonstration of the kind 
of values we stand to lose if we surrender thoughtlessly and without a strug- 
gle to forces primarily motivated by efficiency demands and economics. That 
is one important function of this book. From this follows another one: The 
loss of these standards is by no means a matter of inevitable necessity. The 
task of meeting the cultural challenge of mass production lies still much 
more before than behind us. Such books as Jan Tschichold' s are important 
yardsticks of quality against quantity. Above all, they demonstrate the 
values that may very well prove capable of transfer or re- def ini tion in mass 
production if enough people believe that such a thing is not important. 
This is a question in which the vote of the library profession carries a 
great deal of weight." 

Hellmut Lehmann-Haupt in a review of Jan Tschichold's 

Designing Books (1951) 
C & BL July 1952, pp. 277-8 

Bibliotri via 

Newhaven (Sussex) Public Library has decreed that books shall not be 
issued to children unless their hands are clean. There is no similar stipu- 
lation in St. Mark X 14. 

From Desiderata, (March 21, 1952). 

Koehler & Volckmar of Leipzig issue a useful periodical of Book Trade 
News "for libraries, Scientists, Scholars, and Privates" (!) Copies may be 
consulted in the Acquisitions Department. 

A new back-handed protective device in the form of a dedication appears 
in Margery Allingham's Tiger in the Smoke (London, 1952). 

"Only the most pleasant characters in this book are 
portraits of living people and the events here re- 
corded unfortunately never took place." 



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Watch That Fixation ! 

Mr Albert Boni, President of the Readex Microprint Corporation, con- 
cluded a recent article by saying: 

"My 54-year association with librarians gave no 
ground for suspecting that they would soon re- 
quire mass psychiatric treatment. I find that 
you are about to develop a Freudian fixation 
for a 3 x 5 card, for which you are willing to 
pay and pay and pay." 

From American Documentation, (Summer, 1951) p. 152 
Co rnelius Cole Papers Received by the Library 

During August Mr. Bynum arranged for the Library to acquire the papers 
of Senator Cornelius Cole, Senator from California during the 1860's. These 
papers are the gift of his daughter, Mrs. Lucretia Waring. Mr. Bynum and 
James Mink brought the papers to the Department of Special Collections, where 
they were examined and found to contain a wealth of historical information 
about the many events in which Senator Cole participated during a long and 
active 1 i fe . 

After graduation from Wesleyan University in 1847, Cole read law in the 
offices of William H. Seward. In '49 he joined the gold rush to California 
and remained during the 50' s to establish a law practice in San Francisco and 
Sacramento. His influence in political affairs was manifested by his activ- 
ities in organizing the Republican party in California during 1856. In 1861 
he led the fight to prevent the secession of California, and was elected to 
Congress in the following year. 

While in Washington, Senator Cole formed a close friendship with 
President Lincoln, whom he accompanied to Gettysburg, when the President 
delivered his famous address in November, 1863- A journal of this trip to- 
gether with a number of pieces of Lincolniana are among the Cole papers. As 
Congressman from California, Cole introduced and carried through Congress the 
bill establishing a mail steamship line to China, was instrumental in secur- 
ing the passage of the Pacific Railroad bill, and was one of the foremost 
advocates of the Alaskan purchase. 

After retiring from the Senate, Cole resumed his law practice in San 
Francisco and later moved to Los Angeles, where he spent the remainder of his 
life. He continued to take a keen interest in public affairs, making cam- 
paign speeches for the Republican national ticket and, on the local scene, 
leading the fight which resulted in making Los Angeles harbor a free harbor. 
Senator Cole s extensive correspondence, his many diaries, journals and manu- 
script writings constitute a rich source for the study of local and national 
politics during the mid-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It is safe 
to predict that when cataloged the Cole papers will prove to be one of the 
most important manuscript collections received by the Library since the Cowan 
and Gillespie collections were acquired. 

Personnel Note 

We are happy to announce the marriage on August 23 of Mimi Fine of the 
Acquisitions Department to Norman H. Dudley. 

Flash! 



As we go to press, Bertha Marshall reports that Luther Evans will be 
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UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor (on leave): Everett Moore. Editor (of this issue): H. Richard 
Archer. Contributors to this issue: Marguerite Clark, Dorothy Harmon. 
Paul Miles, James Mink, Everett Moore, Helen Riley, Betty Rosenberg, and 
Helene Schimansky. Special Supplement arranged by Andrew H. Horn. 



UCLA LIBRARIAN Supplement -- August 29, 1952 

Volume 5 Number 24 

J. GREGG LAYNE 
June 13, 1885 --- August 16, 1952 

Gregg Layne had a multitude of friends, and we have asked a few of them 
who could be reached on short notice to contribute each a spontaneous ex- 
pression of his regard for Mr. Layne. The persons whose names head the fol- 
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n abiding interest in the same things to which Mr. Layne was devoted •■ - 
_ooks and libraries, California's history and California's University. The 
remarks are in simple alphabetical order of their writers' names, as they 
were probably noted by Mr. Layne in his address book. 

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From Charles K- Adams, Executive Committee, Friends of the UCLA Library: 

Since Saturday evening when the news came of Gregg Layne" s death he has 
been very much in my mind. Our acquaintance began more than sixty years ago 
when we were boys in Pomona, I enough older to look on him as a "little" 
boy - you know the distinctions youngsters make. Gregg often said that I 
got for him his first regular job for which he received pay, carrying the 
daily paper. Then I moved away and we went different ways, grew up and 
years later met again and the acquaintance became warm friendship. We met 
in our homes, in bookstores, the Zamorano Club where he was thoroughly at 
home, and his knowledge of California was pleasantly and usefully shared. 
It was always fun to prod Gregg to ride his hobby, to tell of his bookhunt- 
ing, and about booksellers. And when he was traveling this western country 
on business, he could always find a perfectly good reason to drive some other 
than the main highway, to see some historical spot, or a beautiful country, 
and then he could talk about it. I've seen a lot of California and Arizona 
and New Mexico through his eyes. 

Later we met again at the UCLA Library, where he was so happy. In fact 
the last talk we had was when he telephoned a few weeks ago to tell me of the 
plan worked out by Larry Powell so that Gregg would remain at the Library, 
work in his own office there with the books he loved. It was a happy chat; 
I shall miss his calls. 



From Lindley Bynum, Special Assistant to the President University of 

Cal i f ornia; 

Gregg Layne was born in West Virginia and brought to Pomona, California 
at the age of four From an early interest in the history of his adopted 
state, he built up one of the finest collections of Californiana in private 
hands. He sold this to Mrs. E. L. Doheny in 1931, only to begin another 
collection which at the time of his death, was in some respects, finer than 
his first. During this time he was actively at work in the field of Califor- 
nia history. He has been on the Board of Directors of the Historical Society 
of Southern California for 25 years, for fifteen of which he has been editor 
of its Quarterly . He was President of the Society on two separate occasions. 
He has written The Annals of Los Angeles (S. F. 1935), Rooks of the Los 
Angeles Area (L.A. 1951) and a brief history of UCLA in addition to number- 
less reviews. He had just completed his 18th article on overland trails for 
Westways. For four and one half years he was historian of the Department of 
Water and Power and had written a history of the Department, soon to be pub- 
lished. For work on the history of Masonry he had been awarded the honorary 
33rd Degree. 

Long a resident of Westwood, he was appointed Consultant in Western 
Americana last January, and was engaged in the job of segregating the rare 



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Western material in the Library and compiling bibliographical data for an 
addition to Cowan's Bibliography His death removed a most distinguished 
historian from Southern California and a loyal and loved friend 
from many of us. 



From Homer D Crotty, Past -President of California Bar Association: 

I first met Gregg Layne when I became a member of the Zamorano Club in 
1936. During the whole period of my friendship with him I was impressed with 
his intense interest in the history of California and of the Southwest. He 
was single-minded in the collection of material in these fields and, unlike 
a great many collectors, did not deviate to follow the will -o- the- wisp to 
collect in many other directions. Nor was Gregg the type of collector who 
simply was interested in picking up books to add to an impressive pile He 
was intimately familiar with his books. He read them, he remembered them, 
and was always delighted to give information to others who sought his help. 
This knowledge, together with a keen insight into the material which he read, 
made him quick indeed to detect errors and insincerity in the work of others. 

We shall miss him sorely for his friendship, his scholarship, his hon- 
esty, his helpfulness and his unfailing courtesy and good humor. 



From Edward A. Dickson, Chairman, Regents of the University of California; 

Under appointment by President Robert Gordon Sproul, Mr. Layne was 
engaged at the time of his passing on a project that meant much to the Uni- 
versity -- much to the State. The task assigned to him by President Sproul 
was to build up at the UCLA Library, under the direction of Librarian Powell, 
a Californiana collection that in time would be to the South what the great 
Bancroft Library is to the North. A noted collector himself, and possessed 
of the outstanding private library of Californiana, Mr. Layne' s wide experi- 
ence especially fitted him for this important work. His loss is a great one 
to the State. 



From Lawrence Clark Powell, Librarian, University of California, Los Angeles: 

Coming suddenly after 67 years of unbroken health the death of Gregg 
Layne was particularly shocking to those of us who rejoiced in the aura of 
his springy energy and good cheer. It is one more reminder of the razor 
edge which separates life from death, Mr. Layne had just given me a written 
report of the accomplishments of his first six months' work and a schedule 
of what he proposed to do in the months ahead. Arrangements had been ap- 
proved for him to continue past the compulsory retirement age on a fraction 
less than half-time basis, and he planned to accelerate a program leading to 
the eventual establishment of a Californiana room in the south wing. What 
he did not live to see will be eventually a memorial to him. 

My friendship with Gregg Layne began in 1941 when I joined the Zamorano 
Club. At many a luncheon through the years since then, we sat side by side 
at the Wednesday round table, talking excitedly about books and people and 
local lore. He had lived here over half a century, gone to school to Mary 
Foy (the two of them made a wire recording recently one lively afternoon in 
my office), written books articles and reviews, mostly about La Reina. He 
was positive and plain-spoken in all things. He could listen as well as 
talk, and since the death in 1942 of his bibliographical mentor, Robert 
Ernest Cowan, he knew more about Californiana than anyone else alive. Large- 
ly through his backstage efforts the Cowan collection came to UCLA in 1936. 

It was Ernest Dawson who started Gregg collecting books way back about 
the year of my birth, with a set of Hittell's History of California, and it 
was Henry R Wagner who started him writing books in the early 1930' s, the 
first fruit being Gregg's Annals of Los Angeles (1935). 

Drawn together by books our paths merged as we found ourselves on the 
governing board of the Zamorano Club, co-contributors to Westways, co-spon- 
sors of the Friends of the UCLA Library of which Layne was treasurer, and 
tinally as colleagues on this staff. The more I worked with Gregg Layne the 
more I came to love him. He was wonderfully loyal and dependable, and very 
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Gregg Layne was a pioneer resident of Westwood and literally watched the 
University grow up from bare and barleyed fields to the proud congeries of 
buildings it now is. He was glad when his daughter Harriet Sue was a member 
of the Acquisitions Department, but when he himself joined the staff last 
January his pride in the University was nearly boundless. It was a joy to 
watch him settling down in the office Mr. Quinsey so graciously made avail- 
able to him, I looked in on it the Sunday morning after his death. The 
pictures of Cowan and Wagner gazed down on a desk he had left tidy after his 
last day at work, only an hour or two before the end approached. His books- 
in-progress lined the walls. From life's myriad distractions he had chosen 
what he wanted most to do - to live and to work with books - and he did it, 
with purposeful energy, right up to the day of his death. An enviable fate! 

Since last January he roamed tirelessly throughout the Library as our 
first Consultant in Western Americana, speedily making friends and admirers 
by his cheerful, kind and thoughtful manner, as well as by the encyclopedic 
knowledge which he carried so modestly and shared so readily. He was joyful 
and devoted in all his associations, and this made people feel good to be 
with him. 

Here indeed was a classic example of the alchemy of books, whereby this 
largely self-educated man, most of whose life was spent in business, was 
gradually transformed into a collector, a creative bibliographer, and finally 
an educator Although his days among us were numbered, his influence and his 
example will become a lasting part of the UCLA Library tradition. 



From Ward Ritchie, Distinguished Printer and Publisher and President of the 

Zamorano Club; 

The great loss to us when a man dies, beyond our personal grief, is that 
with him goes his unique accumulation of experiences and learning gathered 
during the years of his lifetime J. Gregg Layne left many books and arti- 
cles to testify to the vast knowledge he had of Western history and litera- 
ture, but now gone along with him is his ever-full and willing memory con- 
taining so much never put on paper 

We who knew him and relied upon him grieve his passing as a friend and 
regret his loss to all the future historians of California. 



From W. W. Robinson, President, Friends of the UCLA Library: 

When I wanted a forthright answer to a question about early-day Los 
Angeles- -whether it had to do with a killing, a former building, a scarce 
book, a saloon, or an old-time judge--I always went to the prime authority, 
Gregg Layne. He had a prodigious memory for personal happenings and for what 
he had read or been told. He could bring to life the Angelenos of the past, 
whether in high-life or low-life. He could tell endless amusing adventures 
that went back to the time he delivered papers as a boy in Pomona He was 
the best read man I know, where local history was concerned, and he was the 
first to get and read the newest book touching on his subjects. His friend- 
ships were wide, for he was always a joiner. To take a walk with him down 
Main Street or through the older parts of Los Angeles was a treat--and when 
I did it I usually carried a note book to jot down his remarks. He was out- 
spoken, a man of quick opinions, and he was loved for his frankness as well 
as for his humor and knowledge. What a raconteur he was at the Zamorano 
Club or at the Westerners or at an E. Clampus Vitus gathering or while lunch- 
ing at the Good Fellows Grotto! His books and his reviews give only an ink- 
ling of this man who seemed strong and confident even in adversity. He was 
always being urged to put in writing his reminiscences, but of course he 
never did that. He was too busy with today. Reminiscences are for retired 
people and Gregg had not the slightest notion of retiring or of dying. 



From Andrew F Rolle, Graduate Student in History, UCLA; 

Until last May, when I first met him in Librarian Powell's office. I 
had known of Mr. Layne primarily as a bibliographical entry in my mental card 
catalogue. I told him this and it amused him. I was, of course also 



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acquainted with his notable civic reputation. In the following three months 
after that first encounter, he became a new source of encouragement. A 
younger scholar does not always find such stimulation among older people. 
Mr. Layne however, scintillated with enthusiasm over the current status of 
one's own research. I am sure that he showed a similar interest in the work 
of many other persons. It is a source of personal regret that the pressure 
of routine business led me to put off visiting Mr. Layne' s library until that 
time had passed when a personally conducted tour by its master could again be. 
proferred. This regret, however, can only be subordinate to the feeling the 
UCLA, indeed the whole historical community has lost a fine friend. 



From Henry R. Kagner, Eminent Historian and bibliographer who will celebrate 

his 90th birthday next September 27: 

I don t remember when I first met Gregg Laynej as he was always called 
by his friends and associates, but I think it was probably between 1922 and 
1925, through Grant Jackson, with whom I had had correspondence when living 
in Berkeley. At that time Gregg, Arthur Ellis, and Grant Jackson had a 
little club of their own to discuss books, especially on California in which 
they were all interested. At that time Gregg was employed as an agent of the 
Taylor Instruments Company covering their territory in Southern California, 
Arizona, and part, if not all. of New Mexico... 

In the early 1920' s he had joined the Historical Society of Southern 
California, and within the next few years he had accumulated a large library 
on California which he sold to Mrs. E- L. Doheny, who presented it to U.S.C. 
In 1933 I was elected President of the Historical Society of Southern Cali- 
fornia and a year later I persuaded Mr. Layne to write his now well-known 
book, the Annals of Los Angeles This was the beginning of Mr. Layne' s long 
career as a writer. He became at the time that the Quar ter ly of the Society 
was first issued, in 1935, under the direction of Carl I. Wheat, a member of 
the Publications Committee and continued in that position until his untimely 
death. During the course of this work he built up a new California library 
consisting, according to recent statements, of over 4,000 books and pamphlets. 
He was also long a member of the Scribes and in 1930 joined the Zamorano Club, 
only recently formed. He spoke occasionally for the club, and had always been 
an active member. He also joined the California Historical Society in 1923. 
Several years ago he wrote the history of Imperial County for Dr. Cleland, 
who was beginning his project on the history of the Southwest. So far this 
work has not been printed. In 1947 Mr. Layne was employed by the Department 
of Water and Power to write a history of the department. He left this posi= 
tion in January C952, after finishing the work which is now, I believe, in 
the press. Besides the above, he contributed to the Quarterly of the Histor- 
ical Society of Southern California and for a long time reviewed the books 
that were presented to the Society. After he had finished his work at the 
Department of Water and Power he obtained a position in the Library of UCLA 
as a consultant in Western Americana. No man I believe, alive today knows 
as much about the history of Los Angeles as did Mr. Layne. Lately he had 
been writing a series of articles in Westways on trails in the Southwest. 



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September 12, 1952 



From the Librarian 

Today I am lunching with Mrs. Alma Mahler- Werf el and Gustave Arlt to 
discuss the Franz Werfel archive which she has given to the Library. 

On Monday I left on a 7 a.m. flight to Victoria, British Columbia, via 
Seattle and Vancouver, arriving mid- a f ternoon , to attend the annual confer- 
ence of the Pacific Northwest Library Association. That night I spoke on 
"Essences of Britain" at a banquet session in the Empress Hotel. The follow- 
ing morning I took part in a symposium on college and university library ser- 
vices, chaired by Neal Harlow. I flew home on Wednesday afternoon and eve- 
ning. This was my fourth speaking engagement in the Pacific Northwest, where 
I always enjoy contact with my fellow members and many friends in PNLA, one 
of the most dynamic of all library organizations. 

Last week marked my return from vacation and it was full and rewarding. 
Mr. Joseph A. Dagher, National Librarian of Lebanon, spent a day on campus 
and was shown around successively by John Smith, Bobert Fessenden, and Miss 
Allerding. When I had met him earlier this year at Princeton and in New York, 
Mr. Dagher expressed keen interest in the possibility of a Near East Insti- 
tute at UCLA, and on this visit I asked Professor Eshref Shevky to join Mr. 
Smith and me at a luncheon for Mr. Dagher and then to critically review our 
holdings in Near East materials. 

On Tuesday I called on Mrs. J. Gregg Layne; Wednesday morning I was at 
the Clark Library, then at Dawson's Bookshop and the Zamorano Club and back 
on campus in the afternoon to receive a welcome visit from Professor Tyrus 
Hillway of Colorado State College, founder and secretary of the Melville 
Society. On Thursday, after Heads Meeting at 10, Mr. Horn and I conferred 
with Dean Dodd, and in the afternoon I attended a meeting at the LAPL of the 
ALA local arrangements committee for the 1953 conference. On Friday I was 
at a luncheon meeting at the County Museum of the Executive Committee of the 
Museum Association, chaired by Mrs. Elmer Belt. 

One day the week before, Mr. Horn and I were at International Airport 
to see the Moores off to Tokyo via Honolulu. The presence on the Pan Ameri- 
can desk of Walter Loy, former Bruin and I.I.B. Library assistant, meant that 
all of us enjoyed a preflight tour of the Boeing Strato-Clipper which bore our 
Editor and his lady from us -- and almost made a stowaway of me! A sign on 
the plane's side read "Nightingale," but when they revved up the four motors 
and a barrage of blue stuff was laid down, Mr. Horn distinctly heard a 
mechanic say, "There goes Old Smoky!" 

George A. Schwegmann, Jr. of the Library of Congress lunched with Mr. 
Horn recently after a discussion of CLU' s future and fuller participation in 
the National Union Catalog. 

Gordon Williams reports for work on Monday. I shall be cal 1 ing a st a f f 
meeting soon to introduce him and other new members. 

L.C.P. 

Recent Visitors 

Among the vi si-tors to the Library during the fortnight were the follow- 
ing: the John M- Burrs of White Sands Proving Ground, N. M- ; Mr. Wilson 
Duprey, Stanford University Library; Mr. V. L. Vander Hoof of Santa Barbara; 
and Mr. John Williamson, Head Humanities Librarian at the University of 
Oregon. 



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Rare Book Criteria at McKissick Library 

Elizabeth D. English, Assistant Librarian of the McKissick Memorial Li- 
brary at the University of South Carolina has compiled and annotated a par- 
tial list of volumes in that institution's Department of Special Collections. 
In her preface Miss English acknowledges the usefulness of the UCLA Library'. 3 
. riteria which were published two years ago. The 129 page list contains 717 
items and an index as well as a short bibliography of the books consulted 
most frequently. 

Administrative Manual Revision 

A revision of page 1. 3F of the Administrative Manual will be distributed 
today. The revision records a recent decision to transfer Biomedical cata- 
loging from the University Library to the Biomedical Library. 

Repeat [Notice 

Although the early publication of an abridged version of Mr. Powell's 
ALA address was noted a month ago in the UCLA Librarian (August 15, 1952), 
the complete uncut text of "The Alchemy of Books" may now be read in the cur- 
rent issue of the ALA Bulletin (September, 1952). 

Personnel 

Phillip Arey, who has been appointed Senior Library Assistant in the 
Circulation Department, received his B.A. degree in history at Long Beach 
State College this year. Previously he worked as a student assistant in the 
library while attending Sampson College in New York. While in the Army he 
served for a time as Assistant Technical Librarian of a Foreign Documents 
Evaluation Unit at the Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. 

Fauna Finger is resigning as Librarian - 1 in the Catalog Department as 
of September 15. She plans to move to San Francisco, and hopes to continue 
graduate work in classics at UCB. 

Pat Lebensart has been appointed Librarian -1 in the Circulation Depart- 
ment to succeed Mrs. Harrant, who filled David Heron's place as Librari an -in - 
charge of the Periodicals Reading Room in the Reference Department. Miss 
Lebensart, who received the B.A. degree from Pomona College (1950), and the 
M.L- S. degree from the University of Southern California (1951), came to UCLA 
from a year's internship at the Library of Congress. 

Bette Boukidis is resigning her position as Senior Library Assistant in 
the Undergraduate Library, Reference Department, in order to travel abroad. 
On October 17, she will sail from New York on the 55 IJni ted States for Le Havre. 

Sylvia Shore has left her work as a Senior Library Assistant in the De- 
partment of Special Collections as of September 5. She has accepted a posi- 
tion as Library Assistant in the Special Services branch, Department of the 
Army, and plans to sail this week for Japan. 

Recent Gifts 

Jay Leyda, long a friend of the UCLA Library, and soon to be a close 
relative, figuratively, when brother-in-law Gordon Williams arrives as 
Assistant Librarian, shipped to the Department of Special Collections a box 
of manuscripts and papers pertaining to the publication by Harcourt Brace of 
The Melville Log, a Documentary Life of Herman Melville. 2 vols. (New York, 
1951). 

James Packman, Chief Librarian of the Royal Empire Society Library, in 
London, with the help of Professor John Galbraith, of the UCLA History Depart- 
ment, sent to the Library approximately 200 documents relating to the British 
Empire and the British Commonwealth of Nations, including long files of the 
Nigeria and Gold Coast Colony Legislative Council Debates. 0? additional 
special interest is the file of Nigeria, A Quarterly Magazine of General 
Interest, 1937-1948. 



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Editor (on leave): Everett Moore. Acting Editor: Robert L. Qiiinsey. 
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September 26, 1952 



From the Librarian 

After a summer lapse regular meetings have been resumed of the Adminis- 
trative Council; at the meeting which I attended this morning Summer Session 
1953 was discussed. 

One day last week 24 new staff members met in my office for an orienta- 
tion talk in which I endeavored to indicate some of the obligations as well 
as privileges of working for the University, 

At a meeting the day before I introduced Mr. Williams to Department 
Heads and "ranch Librarians and discussed the division of responsibility in 
my office. Mr. Horn spent considerable time last week in taking Mr. Williams 
around One day I joined Miss Darling and Mr. Williams for a tour of Bio- 
medical quarters in the Main Library and a visit to the Biology Library which 
is supervised by Miss Darling, with the assistance of Mrs. Baker. 

My annual reports are being mimeographed and will soon be available for 
staff reading. Mr. Horn has nearly completed writing the Unified Annual He- 
port of the statewide U.C. Libraries, the second year in a row that he has 
had this difficult assignment. 

Before last Monday's charming talk on Si am to the Staff by Associate 
Dean Frances Lander Spain of USC I gave a campus luncheon in her honor. 

The week's visitors to my office included Sister Mary Regius, Librarian 
of Immaculate Heart College; Professor Julius Miller of Dillard U. in New 
Orleans, Ford Fellow in the Physics Department; Professor Rosalind Cassidy 
and Margaret Duncan Greene of the Physical Education Department: Professor 
Gibson Danes, come from Ohio State U- to head the Art Department; Professor 
Claude "Mac" Jones of the English Department returned from a year's tour of 
duty in the Pentagon and six months' research in Italy; Professor Lawrence 
Stewart, new member of the English Department from Northwestern, and his 
friend Don Adams from Vancouver - Evanston; B. Lamar Johnson, newly appointed 
Professor of Education and formerly dean and librarian of Stephens College; 
Professor Emeritus William A. Nitze, generous library donor and unofficial 
consultant on the acquisition of Romance language materials; Professor John 
Butt, visiting professor of English from Newcastle, who was shown the Library 
by Miss Lodge; and Professor of History (Emeritus) Waldemar Westergaard. 

On Wednesday I showed Judge and Mrs. Sydney Sanner the new Clark annex. 
Judge Sanner was Mr. Clark's lawyer and executor. 

ALA 1953 Local Arrangements Committee assignments now include Miss 
Allerding, Chairman of Registration, Miss Norton on the Information Committee, 
and myself on the Program Committee. 

Peccavil Peccavi! - and an unforgivable sin too - that of crediting 
Harold Bell Wright with John Fox Jr's The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come, 
when what I meant of course was The Shepherd of the Hills. My pride in 
error-free work was shorn first by Los Angeles bookseller Richard Marshall, 
followed sharply by Armine Mackenzie of the LAPL in his generous review of 
my Land of Fiction. Coming after my trouble with Parliamentary Journals, 
the Affair Shepherd has brought me to the verge of a bibliographical break- 
down! 

L.C.P. 
Visitors to the Library 

Lawrence D. Stewart, a new member of the Department of English, dropped 
in with Professor Hugh Dick to look at the Sadleir Collection. Miss Blanche 



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Stewart, recently retired as librarian of the Cedar Falls, Iowa, Public Li- 
brary, was shown around the Library by former classmate Loa Keenan. Mr. 
Clark Jupiter, specialist in the cataloging of Polish materials at the 
Columbia University Library was a recent visitor in the Catalog Department, 
where he discussed some of the problems of Polish bibliography with Tanya 
Keatinge. Miss Use Urbach, editor of Die Welt, in Hamburg, Germany, cur- 
rently on a tour of the United States under the auspices of the Department 
of State, visited the Government Publications Room. Also in GRR two weeks 
ago was Mr. Hubert Hall, from the Library at San Jose State College. 

Seminars on Printers & Printing Inaugurated 

The first of a series of seminars on Printers and Printing sponsored by 
the Rounce & Coffin Club and the UCLA Library was held in the Department of 
Special Collections on the evening of September 15. In the group attending 
the meeting were printers, booksellers, designers, librarians, and university 
professors, some of whom have printing equipment of their own, but all of 
whom share an interest in quality in book production and matters relating to 
the graphic arts. 

The introductory session, led by H. Richard Archer of the Department of 
Special Collections dealt with "Printing in Southern California, 1881 to 
1925." An exhibition of examples (chosen from the Library's collection of 
local imprints) produced in the Los Angeles region during the forty-five year 
period was arranged in the display cases, and volumes printed in more recent 
years were examined and discussed in relation to the earlier work. 

The twenty- four members who have enrolled in the seminar series will 
meet in alternate months, five times during the academic year. The schedule 
for the future seminars includes the following lecturers; Edward A. Miller 
(designer), Jake Zeitlin (bookseller), Ward Ritchie (printer- publ i sher) „ 
Kemper Nomland, Jr. (architect-printer), and William Eshelman (librarian- 
printer) . 

Personnel 

J am happy to report that after three years' absence as Librarian of 
the L.A. County Museum, Richard O'Brien will return to the staff on October 
13 as Librarian -2 in the Reference Department, where he served as Librarian- 
1 from July 1948 to November 1949. At first Mr. O'Brien will take over some 
of the General Reference responsibility relinquished by Miss Lodge as Acting 
Head of the Department, and early in 1953 he will replace Mr, Quinsey as 
Undergraduate Librarian. 

Mr. Quinsey is following Mr. Vosper to Kansas where he will become Head 
of the Reference Division. I shall comment later on the "Quinsey Decade" 
[insert here an eaitorial blush] and all the good things he has done for this 
Library between 1943 and 1953. 

L.C.P. 

Mrs. Mary M. Cobb, has joined the staff of the Biomedical Library as 
Librarian-!. She received her A. B. degree in English literature at UCB, and 
her M.S. in L. S. at USC this year. 

Mrs. Mary G. Sciacca has been appointed Senior Library Assistant in the 
Acquisitions Department to replace Mrs. Lorita Schrank, who has transferred 
to the Theater Arts Library. Mrs. Sciacca received her A. B. degree at Berry 
College, Georgia, in 1943. 

Mrs. Margery Hughes has been appointed Senior Library Assistant in the 
Reference Department to succeed Anthony Greco, who has resigned his position 
to attend Library School at USC. Mrs. Hughes, who recently returned from 
Liberia, was formerly employed as a student assistant, later as an SLA in 
the Catalog Department. 

Helen Van Heusen, new Typist-Clerk in the Acquisitions Department, 
attended Palo Alto Secretarial School and Stanford University. 

Eleanor Boyd is resigning her position as Senior Library Assistant in 
the Reserve Book Room to be married. She plans to accompany her husband to 
Maryl and. 

Mrs. Lorna Johnson has resigned her position as Senior Library Assistant 
in the Reserve Book Room. She and her husband are moving to Long Beach. 

Mrs. Kaye Wilhelm has resigned her position as Typist-Clerk in the Cata- 
log Department to devote more time to her family. 

Mrs Elsie F. Unterberg is anew Secretary-Stenographer in the Acquisi- 
tions Department, replacing Mrs. Edith Potter. Mrs. Unterberg is a graduate 



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of the University of Michigan (1945) Mrs. Potter has transferred to the Ad- 
ministrative Office, where she will work half-time, while continuing her 
studies in University Extension. 

Belatedly, the UCLA Librarian reports the marriage last June of Mary 
Catherine Carey (Catalog Department), and Charles W. Wendland (Photographic 
Service). Early in July, Mrs. Wendland left her position of Typist-Clerk in 
the Catalog Department and transferred to the Controller's Office. 

Sadleir Hiatus 

It is perhaps understandable that those persons laboring at unpacking and 
arranging the Sadleir collection of XIX Century Fiction experienced some feel- 
ing of relief when they di scovered a si ight miscalculation in the numbering of 
the items in the published listing. Until recently it was assumed that the 
printed bibliographical record contained upward of 3,761 numbered items. (An 
undetermined number of intermediary numbers are designated as -a, -b, -c, and 
so on . ) 

However, as the volumes by W. Clark Russell were being arranged and 
entered in the master copy of the compilation, Dean Dickensheet, alert student 
assistant, noted that My Shipmate Louise (item 2099) was followed by Mystery 
of Ashleigh Manor (item 3000), thus exposing the fact that 900 numbers had 
been skipped in the assignment of item numbers to the Bibliography / 

It is as yet impossible to estimate with accuracy the total number of 
volumes in the collection, for seven crates are still unpacked. The Depart- 
ment of Special Collections expects to have the entire collection checked in 
and ready for use by the end of September. 

Introducing the Library to Students 

One of the ways of making library service more effective is to make it 
more widely known among students. The culmination of several years of develop- 
ing library orientation procedures at UCLA may be seen this fall in three sepa- 
rate but related projects -- the Tours of the Library, the handbook, Know Your 
Library, and the exhibit on the use of the Library now on display in the 
Exhibit Room next to the rotunda. 

Copies of the new eighth edition of Know Your Library, edited by Robert 
L. Quinsey, are being distributed from a table in the foyer, and from all of 
the public desks. The handsome new cover is the result of William Bellin's 
artistic labor. Credit for the photographic illustrations goes to the Li- 
brary Photographic Service. Your editor sometimes despairs of ever catching 
up with something as mutable as the Library; the Graduate Reading Room's new 
railing and aisle enclosure rendered one illustration in the 1952 edition out 
of date by the time it came back from the press. 

Tours of the Library have again been conducted during the last five days. 
Several of our Library student assistants served as guides for the tours, 
under the direction of Mr. Quinsey. Response from the touring students has 
been excellent; besides introducing numbers of students to the Library ser- 
vices, the tours have interested many old students. 

The "Know Your Library" exhibit has been revised this year by William 
Bellin and Robert Fessenden. Pertinent excerpts from the handbook, photo- 
graphs illustrating different parts of the Library, and tantalizing book 
jackets have all been combined to bring up to date information to the students 
on borrowing and reference procedures. The exhibit will remain through 
September 30. 

Staff Association Elections 

In anticipation of the forthcoming Staff Association elections on October 
7, at which time one professional and two non-professional members of the Exec- 
utive Committee are to be chosen, the Nominating Committee has reported out the 
following slate- for the professional members, Jeanette Hagan (Catalog Depart- 
ment), and Martin Thomas (Acquisitions); for the two non-professional members, 
William Bellin (Special Collections), Ritsuko Kawakami (Catalog Department), 
Norma Levinson (Biomedical Library), and Renee Schurecht (Administrative 
Office. ) 

Mate McCurdy is retiring as President, Noreen Pickering as Secretary, and 
Tony Greco as Co-Treasurer. Present Executive Committee members whose tarns 
of office have not yet expired are Page Ackerman (President-elect), Mary Lois 
Rice, and Lorita Schrank. 

Voting will take place on Tuesday, October 7, at Julia Curry's desk in the 
Catalog Department. The polls will be open 9 a.m. to 12 noon, and lp.m. to 4 p.m. 



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CLA Convention 

The 54th Annual Conference of the California Library Association will be 
held this year at the Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, October 21 to 26. The 
A Iministrative Office has requested staff members planning to attend to make 
arrangements for their absence with their department heads or branch librari- 
ans. Schedules will have to be adjusted of course so that a minimum adequate 
operating staff is maintained. 

Statistics -- The Life Blood of the Librarian' s Trade 

CLU readers of CU News (11 September 1952, page 7) were struck by Mr. 
Coney's generous concern over the unfair treatment CLU is being handed in the 
matter of building up its library resources. On the basis of statistics of 
growth compiled by Administrative Intern Carpenter, Librarian Coney allows 
that unless remedial measures are taken it will be as long as 50 years before 
Los Angeles overtakes Berkeley in library size. We down here, of course, 
realize (and begin to suspect that they also know it up there) that in all 
other respects our campus shows every sign of overtaking the combined Berkeley 
and San Francisco facilities well within five decades. The fact that students 
in the south are not receiving their due portion of the total wealth was 
further accentuated when last year's ACRL (1950/51) statistics revealed that 
the per-student operating expense of the Berkeley libraries was $81.43 as 
compared with our measly $69.26, that Berkeley was luxuriously equipped with 
87.6 library volumes per student whereas the underprivileged Bruin had only 
56.4, and that although Berkeley had a full-time library staff more than 
twice as large as did Los Angeles, the big brother served a student body less 
than one-third larger and added only about one tenth more volumes. It just 
goes to show you that statistics are, after all, quantitative, whereas qual i ty 
and service are what really count -- as Mr. Coney also implies. So, let's 
not worry either! 

A.H.H. 

No, Let's not worry; but we do need more books. 



L.C.P. 



Home Thoughts From Abroad 



From Editor-on- leave Everett Moore, now installed with Mrs. Moore on the 
faculty of the Japan Library School of Keio University in Tokyo, have come 
several communications. With his customary urbane equanimity, Everett cheer- 
fully reports a hair- rai sing episode in the flight across the Pacific, involv- 
ing an engine that ate up too much oil, and a turning back to Hawaii after the 
the plane was sope two and a half hours out. 

Evidently they made it to Tokyo, for further on the letters contain some 
implications of the mixed joys and frustrations of house-hunting in Japan. 
"Next Monday, fortunately, we are going to move temporarily to an apartment, 
in a large house, which is being vacated for two or three weeks by Fred 
Mulholland. . . , an Assistant Cultural Officer in the U.S. Embassy, while he 
is on atrip to Washington. The apartment is a Japanese- sty le addition to a 
Western- style house, as seems not too unfitting in this sometimes topsy-turvy 
land. It is, therefore, complete with tatami (straw-mat) - covered floor 
(shoes come off at the front door -- doozo *), and wood and paper sliding 
panels; two sides of the living room open up completely onto an attractive 
garden. Fred may have trouble getting us out of this place . . ." 

All in all, our "proffes." seem to be getting along very well, chopsticks 
and all. Tell us more, Everett. 



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UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor (on leave): Everett Moore. Acting Editor: Robert L. Quinsey. Con- 
tributors to this issue: H. Richard Archer, Robert Fessenden, Andrew H. Horn, 
Everett Moore, Helene Schimansky, Lorita Schrank, John E. Smith. 



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October 10, 1952 



From the Librarian 

Tonight I am speaking to a faculty discussion group on Southern Califor 
nia in fiction. Last night I spoke on Britain to the Santa Ana chapter of 
the Association of American University Women. The night before that the 
Zamorano Club met in Claremont, as guests of Librarian David Davies, for a 
preview of the Honnold Library. 

On Monday President W. W. Robinson and Secretary Maj 1 Ewing, of the 
Friends of the UCLA Library, met with me to discuss the Friends' program for 
1952/53, particularly the dedication of the Sadleir collection on November 
13th As Treasurer of the Friends, Dwight L. Clarke, Los Angeles insurance 
executive and bibliophile, has succeeded the late J. Gregg Layne 

Another meeting devoted to Sadleir matters was held in my office last 
week, attended by Professors Ewing, Dick, Booth, and staff members W J. Smith, 
Archer, Horn and G. Williams. 

Miss Coryell and Miss Lodge met with me recently to discuss ways and 
means of keeping in touch with pre - librarianship students. 

The Library Committee met in my office on September 29th and allocated 
the $120,000 basic book budget for 1952/53. A 72-page agenda heroically 
collaborated on by Acquisitions and Photographic departments, was readied by 
V!r. J. Smith'. A second meeting will be held next Monday, at which Mr. Horn 
and Mr. Williams will report on buildings and branches. 

Mr. Williams and I recently visited the Chemistry Library under escort 
by Mrs. Dolbee and Professor Dunn, then joined the weekly chemistry seminar 
coffee hour, and returning home paid a brief visit to Mr. Wilson in the Geology 
Library. 

Recent visitors to my office. novelist Christopher Isherwood, publisher 
August Fruge, and professor E.N. Hooker, to discuss the Augustan Reprint 
Society. 

Miss Allerding and I attended the monthly ALA 1953 Local Arrangements 
Committee meeting in the Board Room of the Los Angeles Public Library. 

I know that I speak for the entire staff in welcoming back from her 
maternity leave Mrs. Florence Williams, receptionist in my office. 

L.C.P. 

Visitors to the Library 

Professor Michel Tabuteau, geographer from the University of Algiers, 
came in a few days ago to obtain a library card. He plans to be on campus 
for several months, carrying on a research program under Fulbright sponsor- 
ship. On September 22 Dr. Maria Schubiger of the faculty of the University 
of Basel toured the Library, and also visited the Art Department Library and 
the Library of the School of Law. Professor Ralph Lutz called last week at 
the Librarian' s Office. Formerly Director of the Hoover Library at Stanford 
he is at UCLA for the year as a Visiting Professor of History. On October 2 
Dr. Oliver Dunn, Associate Director of the Library of the California Institute 
of Technology, and Miss Theodora Melone, Geology Librarian there, visited the 
Library. After a morning spent in the Geology Library with L. Kenneth Wilson, 
followed by lunch at the faculty dining room with Mr. Horn and Mr, Williams, 
they left for a brief tour of the Clark Library and a look at the Dickey col 
lection of bird skins. Miss Melone, who is at Cal Tech while on leave from 
the University of Minnesota, is a keen amateur ornithologist. 



Personnel 

Mrs Soma Gelperin has been appointed Librarian 1 in the Catalog De- 
partment. Formerly a student at the University of Brussels and at the Uni- 
versity of Paris Institute of Statistics, she received her MS. in L- S. at 
USC in 1952. 

Marilyn Mclntyre, 1952 graduate in Pre 1 ibrarianship at UCLA, has been 
appointed Senior Library Assistant in the Undergraduate Library, Reference 
Department. 

Robert Miller has resigned his position as Laboratory Assistant in the 
Photographic Service, Department of Special Collections. 

Mrs Barbara Ritchey is a new Typist Clerk in the Catalog Department. 
She received her B. A. last June at Hastings College, Nebraska. 

In the Circulation Department , Margery Steinberg has been appointed 
Typist-Clerk to replace Anita Aberman. Mrs. Barbara Rollinson has been ap- 
pointed Senior Typist Clerk to replace Mrs. Lorna Johnson in the Reserve 
Book Room. 

In the Engineer ing Library , Constance Staves has been appointed Senior 
Typist Clerk, replacing Mrs. Ida Larsen Brown who has resigned in order to 
accompany her husband to Mexico on a research project. Miss Staves is a UCLA 
graduate in Theater Arts, having received her B A in 1951, and her MA. in 
1952 

In the Reference Department , Noreen Pickering is now working full time 
in the Government Publications Room. The work of assisting Esther Euler with 
Interlibrary Loans is being taken over by Akiko Yamagawa, 

CLA Convention 

Congratulations to CLA President Dorothy Drake and Chairman Herman Smith 
of the General Arrangements Committee, for the rich program they are prepar- 
ing to dish up for California librarians at the forthcoming 54th Annual Con- 
ference. A convention menu of such great interest seems likely to deplete 
the staff to the point where it may be necessary to draw straws to see who 
gets his dinner in Pasadena, and who has to bring his lunch to the Library, 

Professional Reading 

Staff members may want to look over the Summary Reports. Including Meet- 
ings of Pre-Conferences of the ALA 1952 Annual Conference, prepared by the 
Committee on Conference Reports. It is now available at the Reference Desk. 
All of the meetings at New York from June 24 to July 5 are summarized in this 
168-page publication which, "Exclusive of library school reunions and various 
social functions, [reports on] 187 meetings of the Association as a whole and 
of its various units and affiliated groups." The introduction states that, 
'Highlights of the sessions . . were the talks by Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, 
Lawrence Clark Powell. Norman Cousins, and John Blakely. The Intellectual 
Freedom Committee Institute, held June 28-29, received considerable attention 
in the New York press," 

While the Library Quar terly is generally accepted as the most serious 
organ of American library scholarship and opinion, few issues have contained 
so much of interest locally as the July 1952 issue (vol, 22 no, 3). USC s 
Frances Lander Spain who spoke to the staff two weeks ago is represented with 

Some Notes on Libraries in Thailand:'" her confere Lewis Stieg also has an 
article, "Notes on the Origins of Public Libraries in California, 1850-1900," 
a well- documented study of the factors that made for the growth of California 
libraries and a comparison with three pioneer studies of other regions Form- 
er CLU cataloger Eugene B Barnes, now acquisitions chief at the University 
of Oregon, implores university librarians to implement Dr. Pierce Butler's 
definition of library purpose ■ the promotion of scholarship - "by maintain- 
ing service at the lowest level, by investing all possible money in resources, 
and by refusing to support extraneous activities." Claremont's David W. 
Davies writes on The Geographic Extent of the Dutch Book Trade in the Seven- 
teenth Century.' which he concludes to have been extensive indeed. Among 
many other articles of research and description, members of the staff may be 
interested in Stephen McCarthy's discussion of university library management, 

Advisory Committee or Administrative Board?' Mr. McCarthy is Director of 
Cornell University Library. 

... L( ? is available in the Staff Library collection located outside the 
offices of the Reference Department 



So Little Time 

The Blanchard Endowment Fund has enabled the Library to purchase recent- 
ly a solid run of the London Chronicle, volumes 1-98 (1757 1805). 01 this 
important publication, which was discontinued with vol. 133 (1823), the Union 
List of Serials shows no complete and unbroken file in the United States. One 
wonders if the demise of this weekly journal of literary and political opinion 
was the result of failure of the editors (after sixty six years) to keep up 
the standard set by an unsigned opening paragraph in the first issue. Pre 
sumed by a later writer in the same journal to be Dr. Samuel Johnson, the 
anonymous contributor in 1757 wrote, "It has always been lamented, that of the 
little time allotted to man, much must be spent upon superfluities . . ." 

Going East 

Edwin H Carpenter, Jr., former Archivist in the Department of Special 
Collections, more recently a member of the staff of the Henry E. Huntington 
Library has accepted a new editorial assignment. On October 1 he reported to 
the New York Public Library, the Huntington having agreed to lend his services 
for a year, possibly two, in order that he may edit a bibliography of the 
writings of Noah Webster, For many years Webster s greatgranddaughter , Emily 
Ford Skeel, has been engaged in compiling this bibliography. 

Staff Activities 

The third Joint Meeting of the Medical Librarians of the San Francisco 
Bay Area and the Medical Library Group of Southern California was held in San 
Francisco on October 5 and 6. Louise Darling represented the Biomedical Li 
brary and spoke for the ' Southern California Group on the panel discussion of 
public relations in the purchasing and book selection program in medical li- 
braries. 

John Smith has been appointed Chairman of the CLA Committee on Intellec- 
tual Freedom to fill the unexpired term of Evelyn B. Detchon, who recently 
resigned. Planned for the open meeting of the Committee at the CLA Confer 
ence in Pasadena on Thursday, October 23, is askitwritten and directed by Alec 
Ross, "Babbitt Rides Again, or, What to Do When the Censor Threatens," played 
by the UCLA Library Strolling Players. The cast so far consists of Page 
Ackerman, H- Richard Archer, Betty Rosenberg, Alec Ross, John Smith and 
Gordon Williams. 

The Library Transfers Committee has been somewhat revised. Gordon 
Williams replacing Andrew Horn as chairman, and Ardis Lodge acting in Everett 
Moore's place during his absence. Mr. Horn will continue as a member of the 
commi ttee. 

From the Biomedical Library 

Biomedical Librarian Louise Darling reports that an unexpected good use 
has been found for many of the duplicate files of medical periodicals at UCLA 
and the Barlow Library. Late in August, Dr, Joon Lew of Sevrance Medical 
College in Seoul stopped by to inquire about sources for acquiring materials 
for Korean medical libraries now largely demolished. Arrangements have been 
made for a sizeable collection of indispensable journals such as the American 
Medical Association Journal, Surgery, Gynecology and Obst etrics , and others, 
to be sent to San Pedro where they will be loaded for Dr. Lew on a Korean Navy 
ship. One may hopefully express the thought that they are gone, but not by 
any means lost. 

The Biomedical Library has recently prepared in mimeographed form several 
new lists of publications. The Current Serials Received by the Biomedical Li- 
brary brings the 1950 list up to date, and also contains a classified section. 
New addi tions to the Library is a selected list of medical titles published in 
the last decade. The Selected List of Recent Acquisitions in the Life Sciences 
lists materials of interest to users of the Biology Library including titles 
in the main Library stacks and other branch libraries, but exclusive of Bio- 
medical Library holdings. 

1952 revisions of the Information Leaflets for the Biology Library and 
for the Biomedical Reading Room are now being distributed, plus a special 
supplement for Medical School students. 



Know Your Bel lin 

No sooner was the new 1952 edition of Know Your Library in the hands of 
UCLA students, than the Librarian's Office received in the mail a leaflet of 
similar intent with a strangely familiar headpiece. There it was, reduced to 
miniature, but identical in wording, pattern, and color - the cover title of 
the 1951 UCLA Library handbook! The following line, "the University of 

itish Columbia," disclosed behind William Bellin's design the fine hand of 
Neal Harlow, whose many years of advire, counsel, and editorial assistance 
are still evinced in the UCLA Know Your Library It is rumored further that 
Mr Harlow has commissioned of Mr. Bellin a bookplate for the UBC Library. 

Quipped an anonymous administrator in the Librarian's Office in a letter 
to Librarian Harlow "Know Your Bellin is what's important!" 

In the History of Science 

Dr. Elmer Belt and a group of resident physicians, interns of the Saw- 
telle Veterans' Hospital, and guests attended a meeting at the Clark Library 
on September 29 to hear H. Richard Archer lecture on Some Medical Men and 
Scientific Publications of the Seventeenth Century in England." After the 
lecture Mr. Archer and Mrs, Edna Davis conducted an informal tour of an illus- 
trative exhibition of materials from the library's collections. Included 
were books by Boyle, Newton Harvey, Hooke , and Glanvill. as well as other im- 
portant scientific publications influential during the age of Dryden, 1660 
1770, the period when the Royal Society of London was initially active in the 
development of the modern scientific attitude. 

Word from England 

From Robert L Co I I i son y Ful bright 1 ibrarian - in- residence at UCLA during 
1951/52, has come a small notebook. Entitled Notes for General Distribution, 
classified by the writer as "Unrestricted," it has now been making the rounds 
for several weeks. Its individualized greetings to some twenty of the staff 
have delighted all of us, and freshened our memories. 

In another communication to one of the staff, Mr. Collison sent the 
following news and greetings to all. "I have not fully settled down yet, but 
I am beginning to get into my stride. There is a lot to do but no more staff 
than I had in 1947 and no possibility of any more. Nevertheless I have plenty 
of money for books, and that is the principal thing. I hope things go well 
with you, I often think of you all and I follow all the news in the UCLA Li- 
brarian with greatest interest. Please give my regards to everyone and tell 
them I would write individually if I could manage it." 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor (on leave)- Everett Moore. Acting Editor: Robert L Quinsey. Con- 
tributors to this issue H Richard Archer, Robert L- Collison, Louise 

air??'- Gray ' Andrew H. Horn, Renee Schurecht, John E. Smith, Gordon 
H Williams. 



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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY 
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Volume 6, Number 2 



October 24 1952 



From the Librarian 

This afternoon the Clark Library Committee is holding its annual visita- 
tion meeting at the Library, under the chairmanship of President Sproul. 
Louis B. Wright, director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, came from 
Washington to attend the meeting, as well as to dedicate Claremont's Honnold 
Library yesterday morning and to address the C-L-A. last night. Other members 
of the committee are Dean Dodd, Professors Hussey and Swedenberg, Lindley 
Bynum, and Ernest Carroll Moore. Dr. Moore is confined to his home by a 
back injury suffered in a fall. Mr. Horn and I called on him last Monday. 

The CL.A. conference in Pasadena has dominated the week. Yesterday 
Mr. Horn as chairman of Library History, Mr. John Smith as chairman of 
Intellectual Freedom, and myself as chairman of Library Development, con- 
ducted open committee meetings. I breakfasted on Tuesday with the Legisla- 
tive Committee, on Wednesday with California Librarian and New Notes editor 
ial boards, and this morning with the Library Development Committee. 

Late Wednesday afternoon Harold Hamill, John Henderson and I met A.L.A. 
President Downs at International airport, then dined at my home and discussed 
the program for the A.L.A. conference next year in Los Angeles. Earlier in 
the day I lunched with CU' s new Assistant Librarian Melvin Voigt, on his 
first visit to CLU- Last week Fred Wemmer, Sacramento County Librarian, paid 
his first visit to campus in 21 years. Mr. Williams gave him the grand tour 
and later he examined the Norman Douglas collection in Special Collections, 
and visited the Clark Library in company with Messrs. Archer and Johansen. 

Mr. Horn played host one day recently to Irving Lieberman and Professor 
Dean McClusky, in a discussion of audio-visual matters. Mr. Lieberman is 
implementing a Carnegie- financed study, at the University of California Li- 
brary School, of the place of audio-visual training in the 1 i brari anship 
curriculum. 

Mr. Horn represented the Library last week at a USC Library School tea 
for new students, and counted fourteen UCLANS in the present class. 

Last Saturday I talked to a teachers' institute meeting of the Creative 
Writing Association held at Pasteur Junior High School, on the subject 
l: Builders with Words." 

L.C.P. 



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Visitors to the Library 

Dr Ahmad Parsa, professor at the University of Teheran, presently work- 
ing on a special grant in the UCLA Botany Division of the Department of 
Agriculture, was shown around the Library two weeks ago by Agriculture Li- 
brarian Dora Gerard. Dr Parsa hopes to spend a year or two at UCLA, carry- 
ing on a research project on the phy togeography of Iran, surveying American 
publications in the subject, and translating papers in Persian. Among sever- 
al books which he has given to the Agricultural. Reference Library is a copy 
of his own Flore de I'Jran in six volumes (Teheran ; 1948-52). 

Staff Activities 



In continuance of the work of Robert Vosper and Everett Moore in the 
campus Disaster Preparedness Program, Deborah King has been appointed as 
Building Warden for the Library, and Norah Jones has been appointed as alter- 
nate. On the new emergency telephone listings, a copy of which should be 
posted in a conspicuous location near each Library telephone, Deborah King 
is the correct name to insert on the line following "Nearest warden is . . ." 
The extension is 215. 

Hilda Gray has accepted a two-year appointment to the Documents Commit- 
tee of the American Library Association. 

Gordon Williams and John Smith spoke recently to members of the Catalog 
Department regarding problems in coordinating the work of the Acquisitions 
and Catalog Departments; in regularizing the flow of work, and in simplified 
and selective cataloging methods. 

Andrew Horn has been appointed a member of the ALA Committee on Archives 
and Libraries for 1953. 

For the University Archives 

Recently Lindley Bynum, Special Assistant to the President, heard that 
the Monrovia City government was moving to more spacious quarters in the new 
city hall, A phone call to Monrovia disclosed that much of the City's early 
archives was to be disposed of, and had in fact already been sent to the 
City Maintenance Area. Happily, "smog conditions" prevented the burning of 
the records before Mr. Bynum obtained a signed release from the City Council. 

On September 22, Mr, Bynum and James Mink drove to Monrovia to claim 
the archives for the Library. Upon their arrival, they were confronted with 
boxes and volumes stacked to the ceiling along the back of the Municipal 
Garage. After scrambling over a streetsweeper and other miscellaneous pieces 
of equipment kept in the garage, they approached the stack and began a sys- 
tematic inspection of the records. Boxes of correspondence and reports, as 
well as accounts relating to the development of the City's water resources 
were set aside for the Library. The work in Monrovia was completed in one 
morning, but the business of processing this material has continued over a 
somewhat longer period of time. 

Now available for use, the manuscript reports and correspondence of the 
various departments of the City's government dating from its founding by W. 
N. Monroe in 1886, to 1946, will be of interest to the local historian. 
Students of municipal administration will find material for study of small 
city government. The minutes, reports,, and specifications of the City Water 
Department are important documentary sources for the history of water develop- 
ment and irrigation in the upper San Gabriel Valley. 

Reading and Writing 

From the Library of the University of British Columbia has come a new 
title in the family of intracampus news sheets -- No. 1 of Neal Harlow's 
NOTES Informative: Inquisitive: Acquisitive: To the Faculty & Staff from 
the Librarian Copies will be available in the Staff Library, outside of 
the Reference Department office. 

A professional journal of long standing, but new in the UCLA serials 
list is The Librarian and Book Worlds published monthly by James Clarke & 
Co. Ltd., in London. Along with short articles of interest to most of the 



various branches of the profession are regular book review columns and cor- 
respondence. One of the more interesting advertisements in the June 1952 
issue is an announcement by the Sudan Government of a library position in 
the Research Division of the Ministry of Agriculture. Besides free passage 
the information is offered that "There is at present NO INCOME TAX in the 
Sudan." The journal will be located in the Periodicals Reading Room. 

Readers of William. Faulkner will find an article on "Collecting Faulkner 
Today" by H. Richard Archer in the Fall 1952 issue of Faulkner Studies (Vol. 
1, No. 3). In this account, Mr. Archer discusses some of the problems of 
building a collection of foreign language translations and reprints of 
Faulkner books. The journal, which is sponsored by the Faulkner Society 
(this not a fan club), proposes to publ i sh every quarter critical studies of 
Faulkner's writings as well as bibliographical notes and abstracts of 
critical works. 

Staff Association 



Results of the October 7 Staff Association elections indicate that 
Jeannette Hagan is the new professional representative on the Executive 
Board, William Bellin and Renee Schurecht are the two new non- pro f ession al 
Board members. New officers of the Board are Page Ackerman, President; Miss 
Hagan, Vice-president, Miss Schurecht, Secretary, and Lorita Schrank, 
Treasurer. 

The following committee chairmen have been appointed for the coming 
year: Winifred Vaughan, Social Committee; Wilma Fledderman, Staff Room Com- 
mittee; L- Kenneth Wilson, Program Committee, Mary Lois Rice, Welfare Com- 
mittee; Katherine Harrant, Membership Committee, Robert Fessenden, Public 
Relations Committee; Dorothy Harmon, Book-buying Committee; Norah Jones, 
Stamp Committee. 

California Color 

Vacationing at Littleriver in Mendocino County after professional con- 
ferences in San Francisco, Louise Darling writes about a Skunk, Not an 
animal with a smell, the Skunk is a diesel-powered rail-car operating on the 
California Western Railroad between Fort Bragg and Willits, According to 
Miss Darling, the rail trip, which follows closely the course of the Noyo 
River, offers equally fine views of both local characters and the beautiful 
redwood country. 

From San Francisco, Fauna Finger writes that she has accepted a posi- 
tion in the Bancroft Library in Berkeley. As for commuting, "Aside from the 
bridge tolls, I enjoy the trip, and cannot understand why anyone lives in 
Berkeley when it is so much nicer here." 

CLU in Japan 

From Everett Moore, dateline Tokyo, October 1: "Latest word on CLU in 
Japan is that I had a phone call yesterday from Sylvia Shore, from Yokohama, 
where she had just arrived by boat the day before. She was to have come up 
to Tokyo today. . . She leaves in a few days for some place in the north of 
Japan." Mr. and Mrs. Moore also recently met Irene Struffert in front of 
the Imperial Hotel. She is working at the Ernie Pyle Library, which is in 
the main Army recreation center in Tokyo, and plans to sail for home about 
the first of the year. 

David Heron writes to one of our library correspondents that the Heron 
menage is now comfortably situated in an apartment near the Embassy library 
and that his faithful Chevrolet is providing welcome transportation in and 
around Tokyo, just as it used to do here at Los Angeles for Hilda Gray. It 
appears that to a degree, automobiles are like horses, even in 1952. Treat 
them well and they give you good service. 



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Editor (on leave)- Everett Moore. Acting Editor: Robert L. Quinsey. Con- 
tributors to this issue: H. Richard Archer, James Mink, Everett Moore, 
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From the Librarian 

Tonight the UCLA Society for the History of Medical Science, of which 
Miss Darling is secretary, is holding a dinner meeting at the Religious Con- 
ference Building. Dr. Elmer Belt will speak on the 500th anniversary of 
Leonardo da Vinci's birth. At noon I was at the County Museum for a meeting 
of the Museum Associates Executive Committee. 

Yesterday afternoon Miss Allerding and I attended a meeting of the ALA 
Local Arrangements Committee, and in the morning Rabbi Seidman called on me 
to discuss a library exhibit during Jewish Book Month. 

On Tuesday afternoon the Faculty Library Committee met briefly in my 
office, then visited the Bindery in Santa Monica where bindery problems were 
discussed by Mr. Foley. We were accompanied by Messrs, Horn and Williams 
and Miss Nixon. 

Last Monday night I spoke about Southern California fiction on the Fac- 
ulty Lecture series. In the afternoon I attended a Directors' meeting of the 
Library of Architecture and Allied Arts, having been appointed to the late 
Gregg Layne's position on the board. 

Last week I called on Mrs. Allen in the Chancellor's House, taking her 
a library card and a copy of Know Your Library. 

For three days last week the campus was visited by accrediting commit- 
tees of the Western College Association, the Northeast College Association, 
and of the California State Department of Education. I was the guest of Dean 
Dodd at a luncheon for the visitors, after which four of them - Professors 
Sidney Gulick of San Diego State, Raymond Kendall of USC Lawrence Nelson of 
Redlands, and Raymond Selle of Occidental gave the library a thorough in- 
spection, confirming their impression that reading room facilities are in- 
adequate for a student body of our size. 

Other recent visitors to my office include Willard Wilson, Dean of the 
University of Hawaii; Mrs. Mamie Krythe, author of a biography of Phineas 
Banning, founder of Los Angeles Harbor, the manuscript of which I arranged 
for Mr. Fruge to read. Ray Morrison, graduate student in Spanish, and author 
of Angels Camps, a good novel about Mexican- Americans in Southern California, 
Frederick Mulholland, librarian returned from Tokyo, bringing greeting from 
the Moores who are living temporarily in his apartment. 

Messrs. Archer and Williams have prepared a working memorandum on a 
collecting policy in the Graphic Arts, which was discussed by the three of 
us and W.J, Smith at a recent meeting in my office. Ardis Lodge and Esther 
Euler discussed with Messrs. Horn and Williams and me some problems of inter- 
library loans. 

I was pleased also to report to the Regents tender of a gift from the 
Haynes Foundation of their entire research library collection, to be placed 
in the Bureau of Governmental Research. Details of this major transfer will 
be reported later in a separate story. 

Next Thursday the Michael Sadleir Collection of Victorian Fiction will 
be dedicated at a meeting under auspices of the Friends of the UCLA Library. 
With Dean Dodd in the chair, the Friends will be greeted by their president 
W. W. Robinson, after which addresses will be given by David A. Randall, 
antiquarian bookseller, who sold us the Sadleir Collection, and Frederick B. 
Adams. Jr. , both of whom have come from New York especially for the occasion. 



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Staff Publications 

Andrew ft. Horn has an article on "The University Archivist and the Thesis 
Problem" in the current issue of The American Archivist (October. 1952). 

In Books of the Month (October, 1952), a British publication akin to the 
American Publishers' Weekly, appeared a piece ,; In Praise of English Books," 
by Lawrence Clark Powell. 

Sadleir Collection 

The dedication of the Michael Sadleir Collection of Nineteenth Century 
Fiction will take place next Thursday. November 13, in Library 180 at 2:30 
p.m. in conjunction with the annual celebration of The Friends of the UCLA 
Library. The speakers will be Frederick B. Adams Jr. , director of the Pier- 
pont Morgan Library, and David A. Randall, head of Scribner s Rare Book de- 
partment. Although because of limited space in Library 180 regular attend- 
ance is limited to Friends of the Library and their guests, faculty and Li- 
brary staff members will be welcome. 

During the month of November the collection will be presented to the 
public by means of a descriptive exhibition in the Library. The display, 
which will be on view in the Exhibition Room near the rotunda, the Reference 
Room, the entrance foyer, the Graduate Reading Room, and the Special Collec- 
tions Reading Room will include selections from the principal categories of 
the Sadleir Collection: yel lowbacks- - the equivalent of today's popular 
pocket novels, books from the famous Bellew and Rhiwlas libraries and the 
Bentley file various examples of the works of hard-to-find and half-for- 
gotten authors, some unusual Dickens material; copies of novels and other 
fiction important for their association value; and some trade bindings which 
modern commercial bookbinders might find it difficult to emulate. 

The Michael Sadleir Collection, a treasury of nineteenth century fiction 
material unparalleled elsewhere in the United States, is a unique assemblage 
of 8,500 volumes by 300 British and American novelists. Now that the work of 
checking the volumes is complete, the dedication ceremony and exhibition will 
formalize their readiness for scholarly research. 



Life on Our Sunset Strip 

An autumn visitor to the University Elementary School Li 
Ingram Judson. author of many children's books. In speaking 
the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grades she told of how sh 
letters, account books, and newspapers for accurate material 
graphies and for the stories of early American families, Rea 
of the boyhoods of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln she 
references to their younger days in their speeches and writin 

Mrs. Judson also showed the children how a book is put t 
the first notes written upon awakening in the middle of the n 
manuscript, galley proofs, and double sheets bearing colored 
to the finished bound book. She gave to the UES Library some 
she had shown, including the original drawing of an illustrat 
Brown for The Green Ginger Jar (Boston, 1949). 

Since her visit the demand for all of Mrs. Judson' s book 
tinual, but the one most frequently asked for is her new biog 
Jefferson. 



brary was Clara 
of her work to 
e has read old 
for her bio- 
listic details 
gathered from 
gs. 

ogether, from 
lght, through 
illustrations, 

of the material 
ion by Paul 

s has been con- 
raphy Thomas 



A Rational Approach 

Judging by the amoun 
went to the polls last Tu 
four ballot propositions, 
tion pamphlet, Analy si s o 
Professor Winston W. Crou 
Thursday. The University 
Association sponsored a d 
Farrelly of several of th 
Library Staff Association 
Jamison, Public Administr 
Miss Jamison presented ea 
highlighting the main poi 
regarding the technicalit 
measures. 



t of pre-election briefing. Library staff members 
esday well able to tangle with California's twenty- 
First, the impartial and objective Haynes Founda- 
/ Measures on the Ballot. November h, 1952, by 
ch, was distributed a week ago Monday Then on 
Chapter 44 of the California State Employees' 
iscussion by Professors James A. Lien and David G. 
e most controversial measures. Last Friday, the 

meeting featured Professor Crouch, and Judith 
ation Analyst in the Bureau of Governmental Research, 
ch of the twenty- four measures, condensing them and 
nts of each. Professor Crouch answered questions 
ies, fine points, and proposed applications of the 



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Visitors to the Library 

In between sessions of the CLA Conference in Pasadena, the Library was 
visited on October 24 by Professor Emeritus Edith M. Coulter of the UC School 
of Librari anship , with her sister Mabel Coulter, former Librarian of the 
School of Education, and Mrs. Helen M. Hendrick. Librarian of the 11th U. S. 
Naval District, formerly a member of the UCLA Library staff in the Acquisi- 
tions Department. Also visiting UCLA on the 24th were Louis D. Sass, Anne 
Ethelyn Markley. and Mrs. Grete W. Fruge, all of the School of Librari anship. 
Mary Louise McVicker. who used to work at the Clark Library and is now in the 
Catalog Department of the Huntington Library dropped in last week. 

Another visitor was Warren Lewis, local publisher and member of the 
Zamorano Club. 

Personnel Notes 

Renee Schurecht, Principal Clerk, the Library's Notary Public, now has 
her office in Library 1 38 next door to the Librarian's Office. She will con- 
tinue with much of the record keeping for the Librarian's Office, but takes 
on new duties as roving emergency relief for branches. This will assure unin- 
terrupted branch service without disrupting service or schedules elsewhere. 

« Sally Klein, recipient of a 3. A. from Scripps College last June, has 
joined the staff as receptionist in the Librarian's Office in order to re- 
lieve Mrs. Florence Williams, who will assume new responsibilities in general 
office administration. 

Mrs. Hiawatha Smith has been appointed Librarian- 1 in the Catalog Depart- 
ment. A graduate of the Atlanta University School of Library Science, Mrs. 
Smith comes to UCLA from Harvard University where she was a cataloger in the 
Widener Library. 

Mrs, Marjorie Johansen has transferred from her position as Senior Li- 
brary Assistant in the Geology Library to that of Principal Clerk in the 
Summer Session office. 

Recent Gifts to the Library 

From the Library of the University of British Columbia, Librarian Neal 
Harlow sent some 2,000 useful Canadian documents about two thirds of which 
are publications of the Canadian Geological Survey and Commission of Conser- 
vation, for the Geology Library. Included in the gift are long files of The 
Agricultural Gazette of Canada, The Canada Year Book, and the Sessional 
Papers of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly. 

The UCLA Daily Bruin, through the good offices of Managing Editor Jack 
Weber, presented the Department of Special Collections with a complete file 
of the Minutes and Transcripts of the Open Meetings of the Board of Regents 
concerning the loyalty oath. March 25, 1949 to October 19. 1951. 

Autographed copies of Herbert E. Caen's Baghdad ■ by- the -Bay (Garden City, 
N.Y., 1949), and Robert O'Brien's This is San Francisco (New York, 1948) came 
to the Library for the Department of Special Collections from Professor 
Raymond H- Fisher. From Los Angeles bookseller and poet Jacob Zeitlin the 
Library has received a gift of three American novels- Goodbye to the Past, 
by William R. Burnett (New York, 1934), Three Steeples by Le Roy MacLeod 
(New York. 1931), and Peter Molyneaux' The Romantic Story of Texas (New York 
1936), all inscribed to Jake Zeitlin and signed by the authors. 

Also for Special Collections is the recent gift to the Library of a long 
run of the Programs of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, 1922-1952, 
along with a large collection of Hollywood Bowl and other Los Angeles theater 
and opera programs for the same period, from Mrs. Estella B. Plough. From 
Mr. George M. Plough has come a gift of some forty volumes on law, litera- 
ture, and travel, including The Survey of Cornwall by Richard Carew (London, 
1723), A Voyage to the Cape of Good Hope by Anders Sparrman (2 vols. London, 
1785), and J. M. Guinn's History of the State of California and Biographical 
Record of the Sierras (Chicago. 1906). Included in Mr. Plough's gift was a 
book of photographs concerning Los Angeles pioneer Charles F. Lummis and his 
friends and associates. 

Ne w Library Cards for the Staff 

At its last regular meeting the Library Committee of the Academic Senate 
approved a proposal to adopt a distinctive type of library borrowers" card for use 
of full-time library staff members. The new card will also serve as an 



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identification card and replace the "Faculty" card heretofore used. New 
cards are now in the hands of department heads and branch librarians who will 
exchange them for the old cards. 

Advance Announcement 



"Project India Returns" is the title of a discussion program to be held 
under the auspices of the Library Staff Association on November 14 at 4 00 
p.m. in the staff room. After fifteen minute talks by Marty Rosen, ASUCLA 
President, and Adeline Guenther, of the University Religious Conference, a 
question and answer period will give staff members additional opportunity to 
learn something of India and Indian problems. 

The Play's the Thing 

About 100 librarians and booksellers attended the debut of the UCLA 
Strolling Players at the open meeting of the CLA Commi ttee on Intel lectual Free- 
dom in Pasadena on October 23. The performance of Babbit Rides Again was a 
success in that it engendered audience discussion of the problems presented 
which was of course, the purpose. At the final general session of the confer 
ence on October 25, the Committee introduced a resolution to place the Califor- 
nia Library Association on record as favoring the teaching o f UNESCO and world 
understanding in public schools of California. The resolution was unanimously 
adopted. 



Comings and Goings 

The Catalog Department wa 
the Regional Group o f Cataloger 
ence in Pasadena. At the end of 
loger, now head cataloger o f th 
the gavel to next year's chairm 

Mrs, Man -Ring Yue Mok att 
Associ ation in Southern Califor 

Helene Schimansky attende 
where she spoke briefly (in Po 
Associate in Classics Helen Cal 
author Machado de Assis. 

Bibliotriva 



s well represented at the October 24 meeting of 
s, held in connection with the CLA Annual Confer- 
the meeting, Helen Jane Jones, former UCLA cata- 
e Los Angeles County Law Library, relinquished 
an, Esther Koch. 

ended the meeting of the Far Eastern Teachers 
nia held in CI aremont and Domona on October 17. 
d a recent meeting of the Clube Luso-Brasileiro. 
rtugese) on the forthcoming translation by UCLA 
dwell of the novel Dom Casmurro, by the Brazilian 



Recently cataloged and sent to the stacks was a Brooklyn city directory 
for 1849/1850. In its pages the so called "good old days" arise before one 
as in a sort of romantic mist. A three page advertisement for Dr. Townsend' s 
Sarsaparilla details all the many ailments that sterling remedy would cure. 
Listings indicate that the Brooklyn Institute had a Youths' Free Library. 
Shares of stock in the Brooklyn City Library were for sale for "$12.50, pay 
able in money or books. Non ■ shareholders , yearly subscription, $3 00, Share- 
holders do. $2.00." Another advertisement offers "Cupping and leeching. .. Mr . 
Brown stands ready to apply sound and healthy Leeches, in all forms, to 
males; and his lady, Mrs. Brown, to females under all circumstances," 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor (onleave)- Everett Moore, Ac t ing Edi tor . Robert L- Quinsey. Contri 
butors to this issue: H- Richard Archer, William Bellin. Elizabeth S. 
Bradstreet, Robert Fessenden, Andrew H. Horn, Helen More, Helene Schimansky 
John h- bmith. Martin Thomas, Winifred Vaughan. Gordon Williams. 



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November 21, 1952 



From the Librarian 

The fall meeting of the Library Council at Berkeley earlier this week 
prevented me from attending the several events which inaugurated the Chancellor- 
ship of Raymond B, Allen I hope soon to conduct him through the Library to 
meet the staff in person. 

The Council meeting was a two-day affair, held in Mr. Coney's office, 
and was featured by two visitors' sessions. Lmdley Bynum, the President's 
field representative for libraries, told the Council of his present work and 
future plans. At a meeting on binding problems William Young, manager of the 
University Press printing and binding department, was joined by William Foley 
and Frank Carroll, Los Angeles and Berkeley binding foremen Mrs. Helen 
Worden, bindery preparation librarian at CU, served as recording secretary of 
this session. On Tuesday the Council had as dinner guests the faculty of the 
School of Libi arianship. With Assistant Professor Frederick Mosher as editor, 
the Journal of Acquisitions , under discussion for the past, six years, is shap- 
ing up for possible approval by the President. It would be a trimestrial to 
be printed at the University Press, for free distribution to interested facul- 
ty and graduate students, and to off-campus friends by subscription. There 
will be a statewide editorial board to be appointed by the Council. 

Upon arjrival at Oakland airport on Monday I was met by and dined with 
George L. Harding, northern anchor-man of the Friends of the UCLA Library. 

Last week was one of the busiest and best I have ever known, from an 
opening talk to the University Affiliates to a sodden Saturday morning cruise 
to Clark Library with F. B. Adams, Jr. The Sadleir dedication was successful 
because of careful planning and devoted work by the staff of Special Collec- 
tions, sponsorship by the Friends, support by the administration typified by 
Dean Dodd' s gracious and comprehensive welcome, the generosity of such donors 
as Regent Dickson (a rare incunabula) and Professor Nitze (.$500), and top- 
flight speakers Fred Adams and Dave Randall. At a subsequent session, also 
recorded by W. J. Smith and James Mink, the Messrs. Adams and Randall 
addressed a joint dinner meeting of the National Association of Autograph 
Collectors and the Antiquarian Booksellers Association, Southern California 
Chapter. Mr. Adams spoke on the Morgan Library's policies in collecting and 
servicing manuscripts, and Mr. Randall on some of the great manuscript collec- 
tions, such as the Tom Wolfe papers, which have passed through the Scribner 
shop. 

In addition to their work on the dedication. Messrs. Horn and Williams 
had a busy week with a men's faculty smoker, a luncheon for Mr. Adams, a 
visit from Jose J. Ferrer, Librarian of the Dagupan City branch, Philippine 
Bureau of Public Libraries, whom I had the pleasure of meeting at a New York 
ALA conference. 

My annual report for 1951/52 has now been mimeographed, and I hope many 
of the staff will read it, for it is the record of their team work. Copies 
are available from Department Heads, Branch Librarians, and in the Librari- 
an's office. 

Tomorrow is a big day at Clark Library as well as in the Coliseum, for 
it marks the inauguration of a series of invitational seminars, patterned 
after those held at the Huntington and Folger libraries. Planned by Pro- 
fessors Dick, Ewing, Hooker, Swedenberg and myself, the seminar is to be led 
by Professor Hooker. The morning's discussion will be opened by Professor 
George L- Potter from Berkeley with a paper on "Editorial Problems in 17th 



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ury English literature." After a buffet luncheon Visiting Professor John 
Butt, from Durham-Newcastle, editor of the Twickenham Pope, will lead a dis- 
cussion of similar problems in the 18th century. The seminar will be attended 
by about thirty five professors and graduate students of English from UCLA 
and other campuses. 

Participants will be the first to receive the maiden issue of Me-cunus 
Redivivus, an occasional news- letter from the Clark Library, mul ti- Lithed 
in the style of the UCLA Librarian, with a bold masthead by Bellin, Inter- 
ested staff members may obtain copies in my office. 

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Personnel Notes 

Eleanor Lou.se Roberts has joined the staff of the Acquisitions Depart- 
ment as a Typist-Clerk. Miss Roberts received a B. A. in 1946, and a B. S. in 
Education in 1947 from the University of Missouri- for the past few years she 
has been engaged in teaching in the elementary grades. 

In the Geology Library, Mrs. Garland Bradfield Mittenthal is a new 
Senior Library Assistant. She holds a B. S. degree from the University of 
Alabama, and was recently employed in library work with the United States Air 
Forces in Japan. 

Shuna Gilchrist has resigned her position as Senior Typist Clerk in the 
Photographic Service, Department of Special Collections, because of illness 
and death in her immediate family. 

Visitors in the Fortnight 

On November 12, Dr. Avelino de Araiijo Dantas, Consul of Portugal in Los 
Angeles, and Mrs. Dantas, visited the Library in company with Helen Caldwell 
of the Department of Classics and Professor M. A. Zeitlm and Irving Spiegel 
of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. They were conducted around the 
Library by Helene Schimansky. 

Mr. Alfred Faust, head of the Public Relations section of the municipal 
senate of Bremen, Germany, called on Mr. Horn last week. Mr, Faust, who is 
spending three months in the United States observing American educational, 
cultural, and political life at the invitation of the Department of State, 
was shown around the Library by Edith Potter. 

On Armistice Day Dr. J. H. van Roijen, Netherlands Ambassador to the 
United States, delivered a special address in Royce Hall Auditorium on 'The 
United States and Europe--Our Common Future." After the speech, Dr. van 
Roijen visited the Library, accompanied by Dr. Adrian Hartog, Netherlands 
Consul in Los Angeles, and Dean Paul A. Dodd. 

Operation Attic 

As the Architect s held in check a hungry steam shovel, anxious to get at 
the work of excavation for the new Home Economics building, the Library moved 
from its temporary storage building 3N to the attic of the new Administration 
Building Annex. Inamatter of hours Buildings and Grounds threw up protective 
parti tions in the attic, even as another crew moved shelving and books- -princi- 
pally 10 000 volumes o f medical journals files- to the new area Additional 
storage shelving will soon be erected for housing of an additional 90,000 vol- 
umes in a cleaner, safer and better place than the old frame structure. 
Building 3N. once the home of the Law Library, wi 1 1 be knocked down in two in- 
stallments the first now, and the second when the Personnel Office moves to 
its permanent quarters in the remodeled Administration Building. Yes, there 
is an elevator to the Administration Building attic: 

Operation Transfer 

The transfer of 3 808 titles and 10,721 volumes from the main Library to 
various branch libraries (the largest number going to the Art and Geology Li- 
braries) which was begun on June 17 , was fini shed on November 7 . Working with a 
high degree of interdepartmental cooperation, Harry Williams furnished, on 
short notice photostat s o f the shelf list cards, Marguerite Clark maintained 
a fast line of supply of books to the Catalog Department, and Anne Greenwood 
supervised the work of changing catalog records and call numbers on the books. 
Although an observer would have noticed that something out-o f- the- ordinary 
was going on, the whole process, which involved, among other things, with 
drawing almost 40,000 cards from the Public Catalog, was accomplished with a 
Tiinimum of confusion. 



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Staff News 

Ra-e book restoration work, under the supervision of expert William 
McKeown, has been transferred from the Acquisitions Department to the Depart 
ment of Special Collections. 

A revi sion of Bulletin II - ID - 1, on supplies, and a new Bulletin, II - 
1C - 1, on attending classes during working hours, have been added to the Ad- 
ministrative Manual, 

Johanna Allerding has been elected Treasurer of the Alumni Association 
of the University of California School of Libran anship. Other elected 
officers for 1953 are Claremont's David Davies, President, and the California 
State Library's Evelyn Huston, Vice-president. 

From Japan 

Everett Moore reports that he recently made a trip to Osaka (344 miles 
west of Tokyo) with R. Gitler, to attend a meeting of Directors of the Public 
Libraries Division of the Japan Library Association. "About twenty gentle- 
men from some of the leading prefectural and municipal libraries in Japan 
were there, and we were invited as a rather special courtesy--a friendly 
gesture toward the Japan Library School. We were royally entertained; put up 
at no expense to us at a Japanese-style hotel at Sakai City." Mr. Moore des- 
cribes enthusiastically the wonderful Japanese food one leisurely breakfast, 
for example, included soybean soup with fish and mushrooms, omelet, rice, 
pickles (different from American pickles), and beer, all preceded by tea and 
cakes. Besides the professional meetings, Messrs. Moore and Gitler were for- 
tunate in being able to attend a performance of "Bunraku ," a classical 
Japanese drama form using large puppets manipulated by black-hooded actors. 

Sylvia Shore is now stationed at a hospital library near Kobe of which 
she will be in charge. What with deliveries to wards, post library, publicity 
writing, and the inevitable Army paper work that she writes about, Sylvia 
seems to have her hands full in an interesting and stimulating job. With a 
sharp eye for the small fry and the feeling of the country, she reports, 
Iu From the smiles of school children everywhere, I could safely say that 
Americans are not hated. If they were, the school children would not try so 
hard to say "hello" (difficult word for them with the l's in it) and run to 
wave at you." 

A Thanksgiving for Books 

Correct ray soule! thy esteem of things, and admire thy study, with thy 
Bible in it (enough indeed alone) above all places and societies, vpluing no 
speaking or living societie, but as it agreeth with these dumbe and dead 
instructors. Count thy books in the inventory jewels, wherein a variety is 
the most excusable prodigality, and right use (though but of a few) the best 
husbandry. 

They are for company, the best friends; in doubts, counsel lours ; in 
damps comforters: times prospective, the home travellers ship, or horse, the 
busie mans best recreation, the opiate of idle wearinesse, the mmdes best 
ordinary, natures garden, and seed-plot of immortality. Time spent (needles- 
ly) from them is consumed, but with them twice gain'd. Time captivated and 
snatched from thee, by incursions of businesse, thefts of visitants, or by 
thy own carelesnesse lost, is by these redeemed in life, they are the soules 
viaticum; and against death its cordiall. 

To authors how beneficial books are, will appeare, when we consider all 
other atchievements by the sword, or sweat, are but in titulum sepulchri, for 
some title on our tombes. Books are not onely titles on their authors monu 
merits, but epitaphs, preserving their memories, be they good, or bad, beyond 
short-lived Pyramids, or mausolaean piles of stone. 

Richard Whitlock - Zootomia, 1654 

'" Project India Returns " 

Marty Rosen, ASUCLA President, and Mrs. Adeline Guenther, of the Univer- 
sity Religious Conference, last Friday presented Library staff members a 
bird's eye view of the student project which culminated in eleven students 
and two sponsors flying 12,000 miles to India last summer to study Indian 
student life and exchange Indian and American viewpoints on current problems. 
The discussion leaders spoke enthusiastically of the eagerness with which the 
Indian students listened to and queried the American students. 



15 

Highlighting the discussion were the remarks by Mr. Rosen revealing con- 
cern over possible misinterpretation of both American and Indian viewpoints 
by some types of journalism, and the fervent appeal by Mrs. Guenther for aid 
to Indian libraries in the form of technical books and periodicals. Her re- 
maiks called to mind the talk delivered to the Library staff last April by 
Mr. B. S. Kesavan, chief librarian of the National Library of India, in 
Calcutta. He also had emphasized the need for exchanges of books and period- 
icals between Indian and American libraries. 

Haynes Foundation Library 

The Regents last week announced their acceptance of the gift to UCLA of 
the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation Library. The decision 
to give the library to UCLA was made when the trustees of the Haynes Founda- 
i ion were notified that the present foundation headquarters was to be con- 
demned to make way for the new Harbor Freeway. 

The library will be housed in the Bureau of Governmental Research, where 
its extensive collections in the subjects of regional and local planning, 
California water problems, population statistics, municipal administration, 
and southern California regional economics will, as in the past, be available 
to students of California government. Professor Winston Crouch. Director of 
the Bureau of Governmental Research, stated that the library would be an im- 
portant aid in the Bureau's continued studies of local problems. 

Dr. John Randolph Haynes, a former regent of the University of Califor- 
nia, and one of the principal founders of the Haynes Foundation, was a Los 
Angeles physician, active for many years in local government. His papers 
and collections form the nucleus of the Foundation library, making an es- 
pecially fruitful source for study of California state and local elections, 
the acquisition of Owens Valley and Colorado River water for the southern 
California area, and the movement for direct legislation, both in California 
and the United States. 

Another important part of the library consists of the papers, corre- 
spondence, and documents collected by Franklin Hichborn during fifty years 
as a journalist and one-time legislative reporter at Sacramento. Besides 
California legislative history since about 1895, there is much material, in- 
cluding many rare documents, on the San Francisco Graft Prosecutions, includ- 
ing transcripts of Grand Jury testimony. 



VCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Ldito- ion leave)- Everett Moore. Acting Editor; Robert L. Quinsey. Contri- 

i *o this issue: H. Richard Archer, Andrew H . Horn, Mrs. Edith Potter, 
Helene Schimansky, Mrs. Florence Williams, L. Kenneth Wilson 



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From the Librarian 

On Tuesday of last week the Library was visited by several members of 
the Campus Development and Building Committee - Dean Neil Jacoby (Chairman of 
the Committee), Mr. Taylor (Business Manager), Dr, Pomeroy (Registrar), and 
Messrs. Tippets and McElvy (Architects and Engineers). Miss King and Mr. 
Horn toured the Committee through our overcrowded stacks. The visit was one 
of several planned to various campus buildings so the Committee might see at 
first hand the conditions it has under study. 

On Wednesday Messrs. Williams and John Smith lunched with Mr. Albert 
Hoxie and Professors Danes and With of the Art Department to discuss the 
possible use of Mr. Hoxie's private library by the faculty and graduate stu- 
dents of the Art Department. 

On Thursday Miss Wells, Mr. Thomas, and Mr. Horn visited the Haynes 
Foundation to make preliminary plans for moving the recently accepted gift of 
the Haynes Library to the Bureau of Government Research. Mr. Horn and I in- 
spected the new library storage area in the attic of the Administration Build- 
ing Annex. The Biomedical Library books formerly stored in temporary build- 
ing 3N (half of which is now being torn down to make room for the new Home 
Economics Building) have now been moved into the new storage area. 

On Friday the 25th Mr. Horn lunched with Oleg Lopatin, formerly of the 
University Architects and Engineers office and Project Assistant for our east 
wing, who has just return from a tour of eastern library buildings. Mr. 
Lopatin has a Haynes Foundation research grant in support of his study of 
university library architecture. In the afternoon Mr. Horn attended a meet- 
ing at the LAPL of the Tours, Hospitality, and Entertainment Committee for 
the 1953 ALA Convention. 

Sunday the 23rd Mr. and Mrs. Horn attended the reception held at the Art 
Building by the Alumni Association and met Chancellor Allen. 

On Wednesday the 26th I spoke on "The Essences of Britain" to the newly 
formed Library Club which is sponsored by Miss Lodge and Miss Coryell. Sev- 
eral library staff members also attended. Following the meeting in my office, 
Messrs. Horn and Williams had tea with the group in the staff room. 

Mr. Coney is on campus today, warming up for tomorrow's meeting of the 
Editorial Committee on the University Press. I met him at the Lark this 
morning, then gave him his first view of the Clark Library "underground," 
following which two of Mr. Coney's old friends, Professors Ralph Freud and 
Gibson Danes, joined us at lunch. This afternoon Mr. Williams is taking Mr. 
Coney to visit the Santa Monica bindery. 

L.C.P. 

Civil Defense 



Gordon B. Williams has been appointed Commander of Area I in the campus 
Disaster Preparedness Plan, by the new Director, Captain Lawrence C. Grannis. 
Mr. Williams, assuming new duties immediately, takes over from Robert L. 
Quinsey. Area I includes the Library, Physics Building, and Site 1. 

Personnel Notes 

Mrs, Vaughn G'amlich has resigned her position in the Physics Library in 
order to devote her full time to her family. She will be replaced by 
Marguerite Clark, Principal Library Assistant. 



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Ilene Spielman has resigned her position of Senior Library Assistant in 
ihe Acquisitions Departmen 

Mrs. Julie Smith has resigned her position of Senior Library Assistant 
in the Catalog Department to accept a position nearer her home. 

Visitors to the Library 

On Tuesday, November 25, the library entertained as visitors Dr. Johanna 
Binder of Frankfurt, Dr. Fianz Meier of Munich, Dr. Richard Mummendey of Bonn, 
Dr. Hubert Schiel of Trier, and Dr. Willi Wendlmg of Mannheim who are 
visiting the United States under the U.S. Educational Exchange Program of the 
Department of State. They were met by Mr. Williams who gave them a brief 
description of the Library and then toured through the building by Dr. 
Engelbarts. After the tour, each of the visitors spent some time seeing the 
collections and departments of most interest to him. All then rejoined Mr. 
Williams and Dr. Engelbarts for coffee in the staff room and general exchange 
of views Di . Binder reported that this was the first library in the U.S. in 
which their tour was guided by someone who spoke German fluently enough to 
converse well with them, and that it made then tour much more enjoyable. 

Recent callers from England in the Librarian's Office were Mr. Guy 
Lawrence and his wife Marcia, who is Mr. Powell's niece, and his nephew David 
C. Powell, UCLA senior. After a chat with Mr. Williams, they were shown 
around the Library by Mrs. Esther Euler. 

Ruth Shaw Leonard and Mary Ramon Kinney, Associate Professors of Library 
Science at Simmons College, were conducted through the Library by Ardis Lodge 
on November 24. 

Mrs. Gertrude F. Smith was shown around the Library last week by her 
son, John E. Smith. 

Christmas Dinner Advance 



The Staff Association Christmas banquet will be held Monday evening, 
December 15, at 6 o'clock in the Bamboo Room at Bullock's Westwood. Tickets 
at $1.75 may be purchased through December 8 from departmental and branch 
library membership committee members. Dr. and Mrs. Elmer Belt have generous- 
ly agreed to show their colored slides and speak about "A Summer Pilgrimage 
through the chateaux of Loire and villas of Italy." Door prizes will be a 
handsome handmade stole, and a large fruitcake. 

Staff members should watch for signs of Christmas in the Staff Rooms. 
There will be an opportunity to give a toy or money towards a child's Merrier 
Christmas. And the same for those who give; 

Leonardo Exhibit 



Leonardo da Vinci will be the subject of the next mam Library exhibition, 
on view from the eighth of December through the end of the month. The Belt 
Library of Vinciana has kindly consented to lend the materials for the dis- 
play, which honors the five hundredth anniversary of Leonardo's birth. Dr. 
Belt's librarian, Mrs. Kate Steinitz, has chosen the books, prints, and 
facsimiles which will be shown at UCLA in the Exhibition Room, the General 
Reading Room, the Graduate Reading Room, the Entrance Foyer, and the Depart- 
ment of Special Collections. 

About Lunch Hours 

At the Heads Meeting on November 25 it was reported that some eager 
staff members were cutting their lunch hour short in order to get more work 
down, or omitting their lunch in order to do something else. While anyone 
may do anything he pleases on his lunch hour, all staff members are encouraged 
to take their full hour away from their usual job, and to eat a good lunch. 
The desire to cut either the time or the lunch short in order to get an extra 
few minutes work done is commendable, but the practice is good for neither 
the person nor the job. 

More About Printing 

Monday evening of November 17 the second seminar on Printers and Print- 
ing was held at the Clark Library. Sponsored jointly by the UCLA Library 
and the Rounce & Coffin Club., this session attracted some twenty-three 
interested printers, booksellers, designers, librarians, and university 



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professors from points as far distant as the Riveiside campus of the Univer- 
sity and the Huntington Library, Professor Roland D. Hussey of the Department 
of History, and Vinton A. Dearing of the Department of English, along with 
Messrs. Archer, Horn, and Williams and several other Library staff members 
made up the UCLA delegation. 

Speaker for the evening was designer Edward A. Miller, whose tremendous 
collection of printing samples of the work of Goudy, Dwiggins, and other 
twentieth century printers, provided material for examination and discussion. 

Pioneer Recollections 

Another landmark in the development of the Library's Department of 
Special Collections was passed on Monday, November 24. The first tape re- 
corded interview in a series to be conducted with early southland pioneers 
took place at the home of Mrs. Frances N. Noel in Highland Park. 

Mrs. Noel was for many years connected with the labor movement in 
California. After coming to the United States from her native Germany in 
1893. she joined the Socialist movement, which was in its early stages. Her 
interests led to work with the labor movement, and when Mrs. Noel came to 
Los Angeles in 1898. it was to further the work of that movement. She re- 
membered much concerning labor affairs in Los Angeles around the turn of the 
century and spoke of the Women's Suffrage campaign in Los Angeles, the 
opinions of labor leaders regarding the Times' bombing, the fight for Work- 
men's Compensation insurance, in which she took an active part, and of her 
friend and neighbor Charles F. Lummis, early Los Angeles City Librarian and 
editor of the Land of Sunsh cue In the informal atmosphere of her Arroyo 
Seco hillside home, Mrs. Noel and her guests relaxed with cups of steaming 
black coffee which she had prepared. Conversation flowed freely and almost 
before the interviewers were aware, an hour and a half of tape had been 
recorded. Much credit for the success of this effort goes to Institute of 
Industrial Relations librarian Robert Thomason, who made all the arrange- 
ments for the interview, and to Irving Berstein Research Associate in the 
Institute of Industrial Relations, whose knowledge of California labor history 
was indispensable in stimulating Mrs. Noel's conversation on labor subjects. 

The Department of Special Collections is enthusiastic about the record- 
ing program and hopes through this work to supplement in part the fine collec- 
tion of early California pioneer reminiscences in the Bancroft Library. 

Push-button era 

The Circulation Department has taken another step towards modernity and 
mechanization. In addition to the endless book conveyor and pneumatic tube 
systems, it now boasts a new electric marvel - an elevator file. At the 
present time the file, which stands two feet high and three feet deep, houses 
in its nine rotating trays approximately fi f teen- thousand student library 
address cards. Formerly these cards, filed in shoe boxes and spare catalog 
trays, took up more than eight feet of shelf space. Overcome by the luxury 
( and efficiency ) of pushing a button and watching cards zip around like a 
ferns wheel, the Circulation Department is now thinking of putting the whole 
departmental charge file in elevator files. 



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Editor (on leave) Everett T. Moore. Acting Editor: Robert L- Quinsey. 
Cont : butors to this issue: William W. Bellin, James V. Mink, Gordon R. 
Williams L, Kenneth Wilson Mrs. Florence Williams, Pat Lebensart. 



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December 19 1952 



From the Librarian 

Last Monday's memorandum announced John E. Smith's appointment as City 
Librarian of Santa Barbara effective February 1. The position has been 
vacant since Howard M. Rowe left Santa Barbara two years ago to become City 
Librarian of Tacoma. Our best wishes and full confidence go with JES in this 
opportunity for large and useful public service. Someone referred somewhere 
to the "UCLA Library exodus." May it continue to flourish, as the name of 
Santa Barbara joins that of Tokyo and London, Vancouver and Lawrence as UCLA 
outposts! 

In bringing Richard O'Brien back to the Library after his three-year 
headship of the L. A. County Museum Library, I did not realize how soon we 
would need his services in greater measure than the Librarian-2 position he 
has held in General Reference. To succeed Mr. Smith as Librarian-3 Head of 
Acquisitions Mr. O'Brien brings a useful background of teaching study in 
France, Army Intelligence work, and library service since 1948 when he first 
came to UCLA after graduation from Berkeley's Library school. O'Brien will 
train under Smith and succeed him on January 12. 

To succeed Mr. Quinsey, who leaves for Kansas on January 16, Martin 
Thomas is transferring from Gift and Exchange which he has headed for thepast 
two and one-half years. His classification as Librarian-2 remains unchanged. 

Charlotte Spence is being promoted from her present Librarian-1 biblio- 
graphical checking position in Acquisitions to succeed Mr. Thomas as Librar- 
ian- 2. 

Kathleen Bush will leave a General Assistance position in Bindery Prepa- 
ration to fill Miss Spence' s vacated Librarian-1. 

I met yesterday with the Catalog Department and announced impending 
administrative changes in that department. On January 1 the Committee, which 
for the past four and one-half years has assisted Miss Humiston in operating 
the department, will be dissolved. In its place one of its members, Mr. 
Engelbarts, will fill the newly-created position of Assistant Head Cataloger. 
I am recommending his reclassification as Librarian-3 on July 1, 1953. Ex- 
cept for a year's absence as an exchange cataloger at Yale, Mr. Engelbarts 
has worked continuously and with increasing effectiveness in the Catalog De- 
partment, since he came to this Library in 1939. I told the department also 
of my gratitude to the Misses McMurry, McCurdy, and Hagan, the other members 
of the Committee, for their loyal work in bringing the department to its 
present state of productivity. 

Mr. Horn is on El Camino Real this week and next, having ventured forth 
in a panel truck loaded with research goodies for the Bancroft Library and 
with a definite plan not to return empty. He will be on a richly earned 
vacation until January 5. 

I was one member of a doctoral committee which met in my office recently 
to administer "last rites" to Ph. D. -in-History-candidate Andrew F. Rolle. 
Fellow inquisitors were Professors Caughey, Hussey, Burr, Bruman and Graham. 
Examination was on Mr. Rolle' s dissertation on William Heath Davis, early 
California trader, many of whose papers are in the Cowan collection. Final 
verdict' a distinguished piece of research-- let degree be awarded. 

Last Tuesday Mr. Dick, Mr. Horn, Mr. Williams, and I lunched with Mr. S. 
Sackett and Mr. Forest Ackerman of Los Angeles to discuss science fiction, 
and the UCLA Library's responsibility toward collecting in this field. Mr. 
Ackerman has been collecting STF for nearly 25 years, and now possesses a 
comprehensive library, including periodicals and foreign language publica- 
tions. 



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Eailier this week I attended the Chancellor's regular Administrative 
Council meeting. Mr. Williams and I met with Dean Hodgson to discuss space 
needs of the Agriculture Library. 

Messrs. Horn, Williams, W.J. Smith and Mink lunched with author Paul 
Wellman and bookseller Robert Campbell. The manuscript of Mr. Wellman's 
The Comancheros is en route to us from New York. 

Last week I had the pleasure of conducting Chancellor Allen on a 
thorough tour of the main Library. Those of the staff who met him will be 
particularly interested in Dr. Allen's parting remark that he was impressed 
most of all by the quality of the library personnel. 

Because of a persistent chest cold I had to cancel a speaking engage- 
ment in Palm Springs, but last week the words began to flow again and I 
enjoyed speaking on Britain to the Los Angeles chapter of the English Speak- 
ing Union. 

Tonight I, at least, am going to have some fun when I serve as M.C. at 
the anual High Jinks of the Men's Faculty Club, to be held at the Riviera 
Country Club 

I find myself caring less and less for the merchandising nature of 
Christmas--lavish decoration, mechanical giving, trees that sprout full-grown 
the day after Thanksgiving, ascendancy of stomach over heart, etc. On the 
other hand, the staff dinner honoring our friends, Ruth and Elmer Belt, and 
our toy-giving to poor children, seemed to me in the true Christmas spirit-- 
something done for others without thought of return. And that for me is also 
the true spirit of librarianship. May it be our prime mover, no matter the 
season: 

L.C.P. 
The Fortnight 5 s Visitors 

Last week the Library was visited by Dr. Sahair El Calamawy, professor 
of Arabic literature at the University of Cairo, in company with Mrs. Chester 
Ommanney, President of the Women's University Club (Los Angeles branch of the 
American Association of University Women). The ladies were conducted through 
the Library by Esther Euler. 

George Staack, bookseller from Camden, Maine, and Robert G. Cowan of 
Los Angeles, visited the Department of Special Collections recently. 

Another recent visitor to the Department of Special Collections was Mrs. 
Sidney Robertson Cowell, wife of composer Henry Cowell, and herself a collec- 
tor of folk songs. She was accompanied by Professor Wayland Hand. 

A week ago Monday, Mr. Horn was visited by Miss Alie Wiegersma, Refer- 
ence Librarian of the Public Library of Amsterdam (Openbare Leeszaal en 
Bibliotheek), Miss Wiegersma, whose studies of public library public rela- 
tions in the United States are being sponsored by a Fulbright grant, extended 
by Alpha Xi Delta, is currently engaged both as a student at UCLA and as an 
observer in the LAPL branch library system. After an interesting discussion 
of both Dutch and American libraries and library organizations, Mr. Horn and 
Robert Quinsey accompanied Miss Wiegersma to lunch. At the close of the 
present semester, Miss Wiegersma plans to spend three months making an ex- 
tended field trip of American libraries before sailing for home. 



Gifts to 




; 11 uu lun vuuicnuerg;. 

Mrs. S. S. Kauffman of Menlo Park gave to the Librar 
in addition, a collection of memorabilia, pamphlets, 
)hs concerned with the late Maurice H. Newmark. 



- ary about 125 volumes, 
and in addition, a collection of memorabilia, pamphlets, papers, and photo- 
graphs concerned with the late Maurice H. Newmark. 

From A.W. Christie, Los Angeles field manager of the California Walnut 
Growers Association the Library received a iong run of the California Fruit 
News, 1921-1944. 



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The Gold Shield Fund has been augmented by another in a several years' 
series of gifts of $10.00. The Music Library received $10.00 from the 
Chancel Choir of the First Congregational Church of Pasadena. 

For the Department of Special Collections the Library recently received 
from Justin G. Turner gifts of Robert Barclay's An Apology for the True 
Christian Divinity (Newport, Rhode Island, 1729), and A Compleat Body of 
Divinity (Boston, 1726), by Samuel Willard. Some considerable interest 
attaches to these two early American imprints. Barclay's Apology, which is 
the sixth edition in English of an early published defense of the Christian 
principles of the Quaker sect, was printed by James Franklin. Willard's 
Divinity, according to the bibliographer Charles Evans, "...is the first 
folio volume, other than Laws, and the largest work up to this time printed 
in [what is now] the United States." 

Professor Kenneth Macgowan gave to the Library several volumes of travel 
and archaeology, including the first edition of John Lloyd Stephens' In 
cidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan (2 vols. New York, 
1841), and Desire Charnay's The Ancient Cities of the New World (New York, 
1888). 

Staff Publications 

Another abridgement of Mr. Powell's ALA address of last June, "The 
Alchemy of Books," has appeared. As printed in the November issue of Books; 
The Journal of the National Book League (London), this variant is entitled 
"The Folklore of Books." One begins to realize what some Powell collectors, 
such as former student assistant Dean Dickensheet, may be up against. Sooner 
or later someone is going to ask whether or not Mr. Powell would sanction, as 
variant editions, tape recordings of the same speech delivered to different 
audiences. A non-book collectors' item! 

Dimitry Krassovsky has published A Russo-Engli sh Glossary of the Russian 
Terminology Used in Bibliographies and Library Science (Los Angeles, 1952), a 
copy of which he has presented to the Library for the Reference Department. 

Merit Increases 

The Librar ian ' s Office is currently considering recommendations for 
salary merit increases, to become effective next July 1, as provided in 
Personnel Rule 6.3. All staff members should understand that merit increases 
are based upon performance, and are not annual automatic pay increases. 

Personnel 

Barbara Kaufman has resigned her position as Typist-Clerk in the Catalog 
Department so that she may return to UCLA in February as a full time student. 

Spirit of Christmas 

The Staff Association in collecting toys this season to be distributed 
for Christmas by the Los Angeles Bureau of Public Assistance, is concerned to 
let the staff know that small gifts of money will be equally as acceptable as 
toys. In many cases the cash will make possible the purchase of special 
items needed in places where toys would be of secondary value. Bring toys or 
cash, whatever is most convenient- -but give generously. Boxes are located in 
the staff rooms. 

And speaking of giving - one of the important parts of the Spirit of 
Christmas - don't forget to make your contribution to the Community Chest. 
Collections so far total only 41 per cent of quota, which is not enough. 
Take your cash to the Cashiers Office, or mail a check. Pledge cards may be 
obtained from the Department of Social Welfare, or from Page Ackerman in the 
Graduate Reading Room. This year's campus goal is $9500; we need $5580.70 
more to complete the UCLA employees' Community Chest Drive. 

History of Science 

Mr. Will iams has been meeting with the committee for book selection in 
the History of Science, and with the Executive Committee of the Medical School, 
to discuss UCLA's policy in this field. Early meetings are planned with mem- 
bers of other departments concerned with the history of science in order to 
extend the base as widely as possible. 



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News from Japan 

Thanksgiving Day in Tokyo was spent by the UCLA contingent in moving the 
Moores to their new quarters. Mr. Moore has reported, "Our last several 
weeks, agreeably busy as always with activities at the Library School, have 
been particularly lively for us with our move into our new little House in 
the East. Our experience in getting the place ready to move into and then to 
furnish it with enough pieces of furniture and furnishings to live fairly 
comfortably with for the rest of the year has made all past experiences with 
moving seem rather simple and uncomplicated in comparison. The actual move 
from our former place about a mile away was not too difficult, for although 
the moving man that I had arranged to have come, after what I thought were 
the most careful plans to get him there, did not appear at all, our old and 
faithful friend, Dave, who had come around to help us transport our clothes, 
finally brought all our things over in the Chewy (trunk, suitcases, cartons 
of dishes, etc.; our new furni ture--as much as we have so far--having been 
delivered direct to the new house). He and I really had little difficulty 
loading our rather light possessions into the car and accomplishing the move 
in two trips. Then, since it was Thanksgiving Day (the Embassy had a holiday, 
and our school took the afternoon off in our honor) we went over to the 
Herons' for a fine Thanksgiving Day dinner." 

Moral Support 

It is wonderfully good for the soul to receive sincere thanks for good 
service one has rendered as part of the day's job. All too often the work of 
librarians goes unnoticed; but we always know when our work is appreciated by 
the academic profession. The latter are among the most faithful in recording 
their thanks and in acknowledging the assistance of others. 

Professor Emeritus Frank J. Klingberg (UCLA), and his son Professor 
Frank W. Klingberg (University of North Carolina), co-editors of The Corre- 
spondence Between Henry Stephens Randall and Hugh Blair Grigsby, 1856-1861. 
recently published as volume 43 in the University of California Publications 
in History, have in the Preface graciously extended their scholarly thanks to 
UCLA librarians Lawrence Clark Powell, Page Ackerman and Ardis Lodge, and to 
Jean Macalister Moore. 

Simplified Cataloging 

Miss Htimi ston and representatives of the Catalog Department have met 
several times with Mr. Williams to prepare a definite manual for simplified 
cataloging at UCLA. Copies of the final draft are now being prepared and 
will be circulated to all concerned soon. 

Cataloging Before Binding 

Mr. Williams has held two meetings of all those directly concerned with 
binding preparations and cataloging to work out definite procedures for cata- 
loging all material before it is bound. This has long been regarded as a 
desirable procedure, and will both speed up processing and greatly simplify 
the work of the Bindery Preparations Section. Simplification and uniformity 
of binding records are being considered as a part of this program. It is 
hoped that these new procedures can be instituted in the very near future. 

Nota bene 

Tentative date for the meeting of the Southern District of the Califor- 
nia Library Association is March 7, 1953. Mark your new calendar as soon as 
it crosses your desk! The meeting will be held at the University of Southern 
Call forma. 

Staff Christmas Celebration 

Last Monday's Staff Association banquet wasagrand, merry success, thanks 
to Dr. and Mrs. Elmer Belt, arrangers Page Ackerman and L. Kenneth Wilson, their 
committees, and to the anonymous donor of those fine door prizes. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor (on leave): Everett T. Moore. Acting Editor: Robert L. Quinsey. Con- 
ibutori to this issue: H. Richard Archer, Andrew H. Horn, Everett T. Moore, 
Florence Williams, Gordon Williams. 



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January 2 1953 



From the Librarian 

I have been home on vacation this past two weeks that is vacation except 
from my mail which I continue to see daily With Mr. Horn also at home Mr 
Williams has been Acting Librarian. 

LCP 



Calendar Notes for 1953 



The spring 
Section. Southe 
Saturday, Febru 
followed by a 1 

The Pacifi 
the organizatio 
Mortimer Taube. 
Aeronautical Sc 
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or see the anno 

The Staff 
'"You and Your J 
January 6, Mrs 
discuss job att 



meeting of the CLA Col 
rn District, will be he 
ary 14 The meeting wi 
uncheon on campus 
c Aeronaut ic al Library 
n and utilization of sp 

January 12-16. Meetin 
iences at 7660 Beverly 
1 be a registration fee 
uncement on the Library 
As sociation will begin 
ob," to be held in the 

Evelyn G. Hooker, Res 
itudes. advancement and 



lege, University, and Research Libraries 
Id at Santa Monica City College on 
11 begin at 10 00 am and will be 

is sponsoring a series of seminars on 
ecialized information to be given by 
gs will be held at the Institute of 
Boulevard, beginning each day at 4 00 
For detailed information, call PAL, 

bulletin board in Library 200 
the new year with a meeting devoted to 
staff rooms at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday 
earch Associate in Psychology plans to 

promotion and other related matters 



Professional Reading 



Staff members who did not obtain personal copies may now borrow at the 
Reference Desk the Summary Proceedings of the 54th Annual Conference , Califor- 
nia Library Association, October 21-26, 1952, Pasadena, California. Sponsored 
by the CLA Publications Committee, this excellent report is the result of 
genuine cooperation. Besides the formal acknowledgment of the work of Co- 
editors Grace Murray and William Ready, and of Mrs. Edna Yelland some extra 
special thanks is due the crew of reporters who wrote through the rush of con- 
vention affairs and submitted summaries of meetings within a day after the 
events occured 

Regarding matters of intellectual freedom, one of the most cogent state- 
ments to appear in recent months is a short article, "The Fight Continues," 
by ex-UCLAer Robert L- Collison. It was published in the November 1952 issue 
of The Library Assis tant , which is available on the shelves of the staff li- 
brary, just outside of the Reference Department office. Great credit is due 
Mr Collison for his calm and unemotional report of the Conference on Intellec- 
tual Freedom held in New York last June just prior to the ALA convention 
Mr. Collison appropriately quotes from a paper delivered to that Conference 
by John E, Smith, urging that librarians should be "neither fearful, cautious, 
nor even neutral about the rights of students and citizens generally to make 
free inquiry from a wide range of printed sources " Read again Luther Evans' 
inspiring words "Naturally, the effort to destroy the freedom of speech and 
of the press is made in the name of these and other freedoms themselves . The 
experts in vituperation, the sadists of freedom, are abroad in the land and 
they are having a hey-day of it. We must learn not to fear them We must 
show them up for what they really are. They are really cowards who are un- 
willing to live the American dream." 



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Since March 1951 the Library of Congress has published from time to time 
an appendix to its Information Bulletin containing news notes and information 
not previously reported on microfilming projects and on projects for the re- 
production of library materials by other photo- reproductive methods In 
order to make these bulletins more useful the members of the Interlibrary 
Loans Division have prepared an index to the first twenty numbers and will 
follow this with an index for numbers 21-40 after they have been issued The 
file of the Microfilm Bulletin will be kept at the Reference Desk and should 
prove useful for bringing up-to-date the Union List of Microfilms (1951), and 
Schwegmann, Newspapers on Microfilm (1948) 

Personnel Notes 

Virginia Buchanan has resigned her position of Principal Library Assistant 
in the Catalog Department in order to accept a position in the Research De- 
partment of Universal International Pictures, 

Mrs Evelyn Dwyer is a new Typist-Clerk in the Acquisitions Department 

Leo H Linder has recently come to the Department of Special Collections 
as a Senior Library Assistant. For the past twelve years he has worked with 
Met ro-Goldwyn-Mayer as a research specialist, 

Mrs Lorita Schrank is transferring from the Acquisitions Department to 
the Theater Arts Library 

In the Circulation Department, Mrs. Adele Cur:ey has joined the staff as 
a Senior Typist-Clerk in the place of Phi 11 zp Arey , who is now acting as Stack 
Supervisor Mrs, Currey received her B. S degree from UCLA in 1951, and a 
B A from Colorado College in 1949. 

Staff Association Christmas Activities 

Nowhere in the Library has the high morale of the staff been more in 
evidence then in the series of Christmas affairs sponsored by the Staff 
Association It is good for the soul to report that the Christmas chimney 
sponsored by the Social Committee produced a total of 67 gaily wrapped toys, 
plus $5 00 in cash Chimney and all were delivered to the Los Angeles Bureau 
of Public Assistance from where their distribution was assured of an enthusi- 
astic reception 

The December 15 Christmas Banquet was attended by no less than 127 li- 
brary workei s and their guests . We were greatly honored by the presence of 
Chancellor Raymond B. Allen, Dean and Mrs Paul Dodd. Professors Roland D. 
Hussey and Charles M- Carpenter and their wives, and Mrs. Kate Steinitz, and 
of course, Dr. and Mrs, Elmer Belt. The Belts' beautiful photographs, and 
their fascinating talk, gave a wonderful zest and spirit to the occasion. 
It's worth noting that of the door prizes, Ruth Belt won the fruit cake, and 
Dorothy Brien won the hand-knit stole Thanks for decorations to Winifred 
Vaughan and her Social Committee, for the program to L. Kenneth Wilson and 
his Program Committee. Although most of us never think of it there's a lot 
of work involved in handling tickets, for which our thanks go to Kay Harrant 
and the Membership Committee, 

From you to you. and me to me, the coffee hour on December 24, was a 
Christmas present from the Staff Association And may you all enjoy a happy 
and prosperous New Year: 

News from Kansas 

Writing of late autumn in Kansas, repl aced at this late date by a white 
Christmas, thus Robert Vosper "Once a week I drive the forty miles in to 
Kansas City via Kansas 10. a country lane lined with hedgeapples and sumach, 
bending through fields stacked with corn stalks and spreading groves of black 
oak hickory, cottonwood, and maple- all yellow red, and light green as fall 
creeps into Kansas, It's a sight deserving of an earthy Powellian pastorale 
that I'll not try to compose. ..I gradually become a Jayhawker myself, regret- 
ting that it is no longer spelled Kanzas but falling in love with such current 
names as Oskaloosa, Tonganoxie, and Osawatomie . . Come visit us sometime." 

R.G.V 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office 
Editor (on leave) Everett T. Moore. Acting Editor: Robert L. Quinsey 
Associate Editor; Gordon R. Williams. Contributors to this issue; Page 
Ackerman Robert Fessenden, Ardis Lodge, John E. Smith, Robert Vosper, 
Florence Williams. 



UCLA LIBRARIAN 1 



UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY 
LOS ANGELES 24, CALIFORNIA 



^UIBRARY^ 




^OdllVJ-JO^ 



Volume 6 Number 8 



January 16, 1953 



From the Librarian 

This morning Mr Horn and I met with Professors Beals and Fitzgibbon to 
discuss some matters of Latin American archives 

After a week of wear and tear on men, women, and machines the Library bud 
get for 1953/54 has been readied for forwarding to the Chancellor. Last week 
Personnel Officer Mildred Foreman and her assistant Esther Mm. hell met with 
Mr Horn. Miss Bradstreet, and me, and this week Chief Personnel Officer Boynton 
Kaiser joined us in another meeting, both concerned with our personnel recom 
mendations for next year, 

On Monday I discussed several Library problems with Chancellor Allen, 
gave a farewell luncheon for Messrs. Quinsey and Smith, and in the afternoon 
met with the Senate Library Committee Sets purchases from Reserve Fund, 
additions to the Subscriptions list, and Mr Horn's revision of the Lending 
Code, were some of the matters acted on by the faculty group 

On Tuesday morning I gave a general report on the Library program to the 
semi-monthly meeting of the Chancellor's Administrative Council'. As a basis 
for discussion I submitted several comparative statistical compilations pre 
pared by Mr. Horn Their gist is that the UCLA Library program has been and 
is well supported by university appropriations 

Later that same day Mr Williams and I met with Dean Boelter to discuss 
Engineering Library matters, 

Philosophy Department's library interests were discussed at a recent meet 
ing in my office attended by Professors Kaplan Robson and Yost of that de- 
partment, Professor Hussey as Chairman of the Library Committee and Messrs 
Horn, Williams and myself, 

Messrs Andersen and Houston of the Department of Institutes met recently 
with Mr. Horn and me to discuss ideas for library institutes 

On Thursday last I was at the LA P.L- for the monthly meeting of the ALA 
Local Arrangements Committee The plot thickens! I then hurried back to join 
Mr Quinsey and Mrs Harrant at a meeting of the Student Library Committee. 
Longer hours, better ventilation, quieter hails and stairs, were to|i 
brought up. I told the students that we are budgeting for longer Sunday hours 
next year and will experiment, as soon as possible, with later evening hours 
during examination weeks. Better stack ventilation will not come until the 
stack is extended. If the students themselves cannot maintain quiet in the 
buildings I will consider restoring the proctor system used before the war 

A week ago today I was in Santa Barbara to give a book talk to the 
Rotary Club. After the luncheon Don Davidson took me through the College Li- 
brary, following which we called on Vice President and Provost Emeritus Monroe 
E Deutsch. then joined our wives for tea at Library Committee Chairman 
Mackenzie Brown's home 

This is the last week at UCLA for Messrs Quinsey and Smith I want to 
tell the staff what I think of them: 

Bob Quinsey joined us ten years ago next August, since then he has been 
successively Stack Supervisor. Reference Assistant, Chief of RBR, and Under- 
graduate Librarian He has written rinaw Your Library in its seven succes- 
sive editions, represented the Library on the Student Library Committee, 
arranged exhibits and the Campbell Student Book Collecting contest, and since 
Mr. Moore left he has edited the UCLA Libra- lan He has also managed to take 
an M. A. in English, be a good husband and father, and grow a goatee! I have 
worked closely with Bob since 1944 and never once have I seen him hurried or 



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flustered, and never has he taken a new assignment with anything but a smiling 
"Sure!" He is going now to K.U to be m charge of the Library's Public Ser- 
vice department Ail' of us will miss him, none more than I. Good luck Bob 
and don' t let that other Bob get you down: 

When I came to UCLA in 1938 Johnny Smith and Betty Rosenberg were student 
assistants in RBR under Miss King, and sound of bibliographical revelry used 
sometimes to float up the elevator shaft into Room 200! Then they went to 
CU' s Library School and were classmates of Bob Vosper and Helen Shumaker. 
The Portland Public Library, US. Department of Agriculture Library in Wash 
ington. and the U S Army, combined to keep JES away from UCLA until 1946 1 
remember interviewing him then, when he was undecided whether or not to re- 
turn to Washington Although the only opening was a part-time General Assist- 
ance job in Acquisitions John decided to take it and see what happened 

"What" was the founding of the Institute of Industrial Relations Its 
Director Paul Dodd remembered his old Economics student and called JES to the 
job of creating a library for ILR In 1949 John succeeded Helen Shumaker 
as Head of Acquisitions The years since have been record ones in size of 
book budget and materials acquired. My trip abroad taxed the ingenuity of 
him and his department, and wonders were worked on the home front! As John's 
professional and civic interests kept widening, his accomplishments and repu- 
tation kept pace. His work in CLA and ALA on Intellectual Freedom did not 
lead him to neglect the same field on this campus 

Thus it seems logical to those who have watched his development for John 
now to enter public library work. He likes people and people like him. In 
Santa Barbara he will make books a more potent force in people's lives Our 
confident good wishes go with him and his family 

L.C.P 

Personnel 

Margery Steinberg has resigned her position as Typist-Clerk in the Cir- 
culation Department. 

Virginia Lee Forslew has recently come to the Biomedical Library as a 
Typist-Clerk. From 1950 to 1952 she attended the University of Arizona. 

In the Catalog Department Mrs Helen Louise Shaw has been appointed 
Senior Library Assistant in the place of Virginia 3uchanan, Mrs. Shaw re- 
ceived her B A from UCLA in 1945, in geography, and is presently working on 
her masters degree. Mrs. Ethel L Mont gome~y has also joined the Catalog 
staff as Senior Library Assistant replacing Mrs Julie Smith. Mrs Montgomery 
received her B. A. in political science in 1951 from UCLA. 

Mrs Dorothy Thomason, Librarian- 1, has returned to the Reference De- 
partment to assise them during fir. Moore's absence. 

Visitors 

Dr. Elmer Belt and Mrs. Kate Steinitz, Librarian of the Elmer 3elt Li- 
brary of Vinciana. visited the Library on January 8. It was the first op- 
portunity Dr. Belt has had to see the exhibit of da Vinci materials contn 
buted by his library. 

Ernest Grassi, professor of Classical Literature and Philosophy at the 
University of Munich, visited the Library on Tuesday. December 30. He was 
toured through the library by Mrs. Anne Greenwood of the Catalog Department. 
Professor Grassi will be here for three months as a visiting scholar. 

News from Kansas 

Vol. 1, No. 1 of Books and Libraries at the University of Kansas, has 
just been received and is now in the Staff Library. This is a handsome bulle- 
tin of seven pages, multilithed in two colors, with news both of the staff 
and the KU Library's collections. Unnaturally, it libels California with Mr. 
Vosper s reference to his : ' smog-dimmed California eyes" all we can say is 
that we'd rather be smog-dimmed than snow- blinded 

The Reference Desk now has available a four page leaflet by Mr. Vosper 
entitled Some Responsibilities of the University Library. In it he urges a 
program of aggressive, rather than passive, library service, and indicates 
some recent trends in library thought which he finds disturbing and to which 
he takes exception. We agree with him, and think that everyone will find 
his paper stimulating. 



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Law Library Catalog Cards 

The Catalog Department recently began to file catalog cards from the Law 

Library in the main Library's public catalog These cards are main entry 

cards only, and the location Law Library, is given instead of the call num- 
ber 

College and Reference Library Statistics 

The summary repo~t prepared by the Princeton University Library on the 

1951/52 book holdings, budget, staff, etc , of 38 college and reference li 

braries has now been received and is available in Mr Horn's office for any 
one interested. 

Government Reports 

On F r iday, January 9. a meeting of science branch librarians and repre- 
sentatives from the Reference Department was held in Mr. Williams' office to 
discuss the acquisition and handling of government research reports, both 
classified and unclassified The opinion of the group was that centralized 
storage and service of many classes of the reports was not desirable, but 
that those used by more than one department, and those little used by any 
department might best be centralized But it was also agreed that centralized 
acquisitions of all of the reports was desirable regardless of their final 
destination. The possibility of area cooperation in the acquisitions and 
handling of these difficult to control publications was also discussed and 
will be explored with other libraries in the Los Angeles area. 

Staff Association 

Mrs Evelyn C, Hooker, Research Associate in Psychology, was the honored 
speaker at the Library Staff Association's meeting on Tuesday. January 6. 
Mrs, Hooker discussed the attitudes of individuals toward their jobs and the 
techniques for improving and extending oneself in ones job. Basing her re 
marks on the concept of equalitanani sm, as opposed to authoritarianism, she 
said that individuals who work together must understand how the others think 
and why, if they are to be satisfied among themselves and if their ultimate 
goal is to be realized. 

Exhibits 

Theatre Arts Library opened an exhibit of the still photographs of Terry 
Sanders, graduate student in the department. This exhibit first of many 
similar ones planned for the future is concerned with the Mexican scene. It 
will remain through about February 6, 

Educational Mater ial s for Instruction is the title of the exhibit re- 
placing that on da Vinci in the main Library cases next week. The exhibit 
comprises materials useful for instruction at the college level, and was 
suggested by the Academic Senate Special Committee on Improving Effectiveness 
of Instruction, under the chairmanship of Professor Oswald. The exhibit con- 
tains not only material owned by the Library but also items kindly loaned by 
Professors B, Lamar Johnson and Malcolm MacLean. Gladys Coryell assisted 
William Bellin in preparing the exhibit. 

Our Own Gazetteer 

Johanna Allerding, Engineering Librarian, recently received a letter 
from a research library in Library, Pennsylvania On checking, she found 
that this was a real town 10 miles SSW of downtown Pittsburgh. Still in- 
trigued and still checking, she also found that there is a Book Cliffs, 
Utah M.agai ±ne , Arkansas; Branch, Arkansas and a Reserve, Kansas 

Praise from Germany 

Mr. Alfred Faust, of Bremen, Germany, who recently visited the UCLA Li- 
brary wrote us a very kind thank-you note from Washington, D. C Besides 
being pleased by the gracious manner in which he was treated by all the staff 
who helped him, he added, I am full of admiration for the magnificence, com 
pleteness, and systematic organization of your university Library It is the 
best I have seen during my trip around the United States and in other coun- 
tries." 



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Greetings From England 

The Library has just received a letter from Robert L. Collison Refer- 
ence Librarian of the Central Reference Library, Westminster., who was a mem- 
ber of our Reference Department last year on a Fulbnght Fellowship. It is 
addressed to all members of the Staff 



19 December, 1952 



Dear Friends 



I do not think it would be possible to write 
all the names of the hundred-odd people I worked with at 
UCLA so recently - at least not on so small a piece of 
paper as this Let me therefore say to all of you how much 
I enjoyed your friendship and your help while I was in Los 
Angeles and how vividly I remember you and the many kind- 
nesses you did me It was a very memorable 'tay for me and 
you taught me a lot which is proving useful here. 

From day to day I remember what kind of weather 
you are probably having and the type of work you are proba- 
bly doing - both of them different in many respects from this 
side of the Atlantic, but both now familiar to me Please 
therefore accept my best wishes for Christmas and for your 
prosperity and happiness during the coming year 



Sincerely 

Robert L Collison 



Saturday Review Column 



Mr. August Fruge, Manager of the University California Press and author 
of the Pierian Spring, will conduct a monthly column of comment on university 
press books in the Saturday Review of Literature , beginning with the January 
10th issue. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office 
Editor (on leave) Everett T. Moore. Acting Editor: Robert L Quinsey 
Associate Editor, Gordon R. Williams. Contributors to this issue: Johanna E 
Allerding. Robert L. Collison, Helene E. Schimansky, Florence Wiliiams, L. 
Kenneth Wilson. 



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UCLA LIBRARIAN j 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY 

LOS ANGELES 2 4, CALIFORNIA %)JI1VOJO^ 




Volume 6, Number 9 



January 30, 1953 



From the Librarian (New York, Via LP) 

I am here for the annual winter meeting of the Bibliographical Society 
of America to be held this afternoon at the New York Historical Society. 
Papers will be read by Richard Wormser, President of the Antiquarian Book- 
sellers Association of America, by my senior "Lawrence C." Wroth, Librarian of 
the John Carter Brown Library, and by myself. My talk is "To Newbury to Buy 
an Old Book", an account of the purchase of the Harmsworth theological collec- 
tion for the Clark Library. 

Yesterday I paid my first visit to the fabulous Horace Walpole "factory" 
of Wilmarth S. Lewis at Farmington, Connecticut, rejoicing in Yale's good 
fortune in being destined eventually to receive the entire collection and pro- 
ject as a gift from alumnus Lewis'. Interesting footnote: Mr. Lewis was an 
Alameda high school pupil of Professor Westergaard, when "Westy" was complet- 
ing his doctorate at Berkeley under Henry Morse Stephens. 

Tonight the B. S. A. Council meets for dinner at the Grolier Club, and to- 
morrow I leave for Chicago. 

All day and evening Sunday I shall be on the campus of Northwestern Uni- 
versity in Evanston for a meeting of the Association of Research Libraries, 
and expect to encounter those outposted UCLANS, Lundy (Nebraska), Nyholm 
(Northwestern) and Vosper (Kansas). 

Mr'. Horn will arrive on Monday to attend the ALA Midwinter meeting at the 
Edgewater Beach Hotel, where he will room with that good Canadian UCLAN, 
Harlow, and I (in spite of the cruel things he had to say after our sojourn at 
the Waldorf) with California's Coney,. I still say he makes a mighty good 
valet! 

Mr. Horn plans to attend the entire conference, while I leave for home at 
midpoint, arriving in Los Angeles a week from today. 

Last Tuesday Mr'. Horn was my proxy at the semi-monthly meeting of the 
Chancellor's Administrative Council', 

A week before that he and Mr. Williams and I spent a day at Berkeley in 
a meeting with Messrs'. Coney, Milczewski, Voigt, and Miss Mc Farland. Princi- 
pal matters under discussion were Binding, Branch Libraries, Budgeting, and 
Off Campus Services We were joined at lunch by Irving Lieberman and discussed 
his audio-visual project. I then spoke for forty minutes to the Library School 
students on "The Joys and Sorrows of University Librarianship", declaring the 
sole example of the latter to be the chronic shortage of book funds! Dean 
Danton was most generous in his introduction and I had a brief visit afterward 
with Professor Leroy Merritt'. Still later in the day I chatted with Mrs. 
Uridge, before our "brass band" moved to the Oakland waterfront for a "dinner 
concert". Coming back on the night train the three of us were under the 
fatherly fiscal eye of "Bob" Rogers, Chief Accountant on our campus, and his 
Assistant S Robert Drew. 

L- C P. 

Visitors 

Miss Gill Helgesen, a Norwegian librarian who came to the United States 
from Norway about four months ago, and is now a cataloger in the Scripps 
College Library, visited the Library on January 13. She was shown around the 
Engineering Library by Johanna Allerding, and around the Main Library by 
Tatiana Keatinge'. 



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Personnel 

Mitzi Ca-diel has resigned her position as Typist-Clerk in the Bindery 
to return to school (UCLA) the coming semester', Mrs, Cardiel will however, 
continue to assist in the Bindery and the Meteorology Library on a part-time 
basis Viill.am Kennedy has joined the Acquisitions Department (Bindery) as 
a Senior Library Assistant Mr'. Kennedy received his B, S. in 1949 from Boston 
University where he worked in the Library for two and a half years, and his 
M A. from De Paul. He is presently working on his doctorate in History here 
at UCLA 

Helen Van Heusen has resigned her position as Typist-Clerk in the 
Acquisitions Department to prepare for her coming marriage' She is being re- 
placed by Mrs. Phyllis Richardson, Senior Library Assistant., Mrs'. Richardson 
received her A. B'. in 1944 from St'. Olaf College in Minnesota. She has worked 
in the library of St. Olaf College, and in the Hoover Library at Stanford' 

Use of Freight Elevator 

Library staff members are again reminded that the freight elevator in 
the West Wing is to be used for freight only', The East Wing passenger eleva- 
tor may be used by staff members who will be issued a key on recommendation 
of a department head or branch librarian'. 

Income Tax Assistance 

Again this year deputies from the offices of the U. S'. Director of Inter- 
nal Revenue and the California Franchise Tax Commissioner will be stationed 
on the Los Angeles Campus to provide assistance in the preparation of 1952 
United States and California Income Tax Returns. This service is available 
without charge to faculty members, employees, and students'. The following 
schedule has been arranged; 
United States 

Monday, February 9, 1953 8:15 

Tuesday, February 10, 1953 8: 15 
California 

Tuesday, March 17, 1953 8:15 A.M -4:30 P M, Adm Bldg. 306 

History of the Bodleian Library 

The Library Journal of January 15, 1953, contains a review by Andrew 
Horn of Sn Edmund Craster' s History of the Bodleian Library 1845-1945, 
Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1952. Mr'. Horn Says: "Some of us have a conviction 
that every library should have its history authoritatively written; and fur- 
ther, that every professional librarian should read the histories of all the 
great libraries," and recommends this one as both authoritative and absorbing. 
The library's copy of this book is now on order and will be available for 
circulation shortly. 

Philatelic Reference Collection 

p-ofessor Claude Jones, of the English Department, and Mr'. Joaquin 
Hernandez, graduate student in Education both ardent stamp-collectors, met 
with Mr. Powell and Mr'. Williams on January 22nd to discuss the possibility 
of the UCLA Library's developing a strong reference and research collection 
in philately. This was a purely exploratory conference and no decision was 
reached, but Dr. Jones is going to prepare a checklist of needed books and 
periodicals, in preparation for a further discussion'. 

Reception and Dinner 

Messrs, Horn and Williams attended Chancellor Allen's Open House for 
faculty and administrative officers on Wednesday, January 21 which was also 
attended by Mrs. Sproul'. On Thursday Mr', and Mrs', Horn attended the dinner 
given by the University Affiliates. They were seated with Professors U.S. 
Grant, K- D' Watson, George Tunell, and their wives, all of the Geology Depart- 
ment 



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Evening Courses in USC Library School 

Three courses in 1 ibrarianship will be offeied through University College 
of USC during the spi ing semester, Feb. 9-May 29, 1953' The registration 
period is Feb 9 through 14'. Each course carries three units of credit 
Lib Sci'. 394, Bibliography II (including descriptive 
cataloging) to be taught by Dr. Hazel Dean in Room 337 
Doheny Library, on Thursday night from 7 to 9-40, 

Lib Sci. 526, Reading Guidance for Young People, to 
be taught by Miss Wilma Bennett in Room 337, Doheny 
Library, on Saturday morning from 9 to 11 40. 

Lib. Sci'. 528, Reading Guidance for Children, to be 
taught by Miss Wilma Bennett in Room 337, Doheny 
Library, on Friday night from 7 to 9: 40. 

Seminar on Printing and Printers 

Paul Lo.nd.acre' c. Wood- Engraving was the topic of discussion at the third 
meeting of the Seminar on Printers and Printing held in the Department of 
Special Collection, Monday evening, January 19'. Jake Zeitlin told of Land- 
acre's early work, and showed examples of books and other material which in- 
cluded engravings cut by him during the past twenty- five years. The exhibi- 
tion of prints, broadsides, original engravings, printed volumes, and mis- 
cellaneous proofs will be on display until February Paul Landacre was a 
guest at the gathering and answered questions regarding his methods of work 
and added interesting sidelights on the technique of wood- engr aving based up- 
on his experience'. 

Local Printing Talk 

"Southern California Printing" was the title of the talk given by H 
Richard Archer to 60 members of the Santa Monica Bay Chapter of the Printing 
House Creftsmen, on January 15'. The meeting was held to commemorate National 
Printing Week'. 

Student Book Contest for 1953 Announced 

The Fifth Annual Robert B'. Campbell Student Book Collection Contest has 
just been announced. The Preliminary Committee, is composed of Richard 
O'Brien and Victor Johannsen, Professor Claude Jones, and H Richard Archer, 
Chairman The final contest judges are W'„ W. Robinson, President of the Friends 
of the Library, Professor Maj 1 Ewmg, Chairman of the English Department and 
Paul Wellman, novelist. The deadline for entries is March 20, and all under- 
graduate students are eligible. Announcements of the rules of the contest and 
a brief list of books of interest to collectors are available at the Circula- 
tion, Reference, Special Collections and Undergraduate Reading Room desks 
The prizes are $100, $50, and $25 in books of the winner's own choosing'. 

Study of John Evelyn 

John R. Thygerson, Clark Library Fellow for 1952-53, has just completed 
a study of John Evelyn's activities as a writer of devotional literature. 
The article, "John Evelyn's 'Mental Communion' Office-. A Little Known Docu- 
ment in Seventeenth-Century Euchanstic Theory," establishes Evelyn as being 
more than the mere outward Church of England man which he is usually assumed 
to be, and places him in the tradition of spiritual communion as advocated by 
such Anglican divines as Jeremy Taylor and Simon Patrick. Bishop of Ely 

Evelyn first drew up his "Mental Communion" service during Cromwell's 
administration, when actual, public communion was not be had either frequently 
or conveniently, There are indications that Evelyn prepared at least one 
other book of devotions, for Mrs Godolphin, and while he seems not to have 
been notably original as a writer of devotional literature, his activities 
are historically important'. 

The Clark Library's excellent Evelyn Collection, together with other 
materials not readily available in other libraries, provides for Mr'. Thygerson 
an unusually good means to one of his primary goals in his studies- revival 
of interest in Evelyn, who has been too long neglected by scholars'. 



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Freedom of Speech 

The U-S. Supreme Court, in its recent opinion in the Oklahoma oath case, 
has hearteningly re- affirmed freedom of speech as a right, not merely as a 
privilege. Justice Black, in his concurring opinion, said- 
Governments need and have ample power to punish trea- 
sonable acts'. But it does not follow that they must have a 
further power to punish thought and speech as distinguished 
from acts. Our own free society should never forget that 
laws which stigmatize and penalize thought and speech of the 
unorthodox have a way of reaching, ensnaring and silencing 
many more people than at first intended'. 

We must have freedom of speech for all or we will in 
the long run have it for none but the cringing and the 
craven And I cannot too often repeat my belief that the 
right to speak on matters of public concern must be wholly 
free or eventually be wholly lost. 

Individuals are guaranteed an undiluted and unequivo- 
cal right to express themselves on questions of current pub- 
lic interest', It means that Americans discuss such questions 
as of right and not on sufferance of legislatures, courts or 
any other governmental agencies. 

Justice Franfurter's opinion added: 

Teachers must fulfill their function by precept and 
practice, by the very atmosphere which they generate; they 
must be exemplars of open-mindedness and free inquiry. 
They cannot carry out their great and noble task if the con- 
ditions for the practice of a responsible and critical mind 
are denied to them. 

Housing in Japan 

Everett Moore has written that they moved into their new Japanese- style 
house on Thanksgiving Day. He writes; 

The house is not really built of paper, though we do 
have the heavy-paper sliding doors which are standard items 
in Japanese houses, and the thin-paper shoji, or inner 
sliding doors on the floor-length windows along one side of 
the larger of our two main rooms. These two rooms are 
separated by the heavy-paper panels also. The construction 
of the house is wood and plaster, with the customary tile 
roof: and the general interior effect is rather rustic - 
wooden ceilings, bamboo beams framing the little alcoves, 
etc. All in all it's a very simple little house, built 
according to standard Japanese patterns, so it wasn't too 
difficult for the builders to put up so quickly, especially 
as they regularly work seven days a week here. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, 
Editor (on leave). Everett T Moore Acting Editor; Gordon R. Williams 
Contributo-s to this issue: Helene Schimansky, Andrew Horn, Lorita Schrank, 
H Richard Archer. 



UCLA LIBRARIAN 



UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY 
LOS ANGELES 24, CALIFORNIA 



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Volume 6, Number 10 



February 13, 1953 



From the Librarian 

Since my return 
calm between semeste 
calls and conference 
met with me to discu 
conference. One of 
with tea at the Clar 

Last Tuesday I 
and on Wednesday eve 
Zamcrano Club on Sou 

Nine years ago 
battle of Leyte Gulf 
parents have made an 
another of which was 

Another remembr 
founded and generous 
pieces is a great li 



from the East I have been "making hay 
rs, getting a little more than current 
s. As President of the Staff Associat 
ss hospitality arrangements during the 
the tours will be to the UCLA campus 1 
k. 

attended the Chancellor's Administrati 
ning, with Matt Weinstock as my guest, 
thern California fiction. 
Steel Robson, former student assistant 
In addition to donating his persona 
nual contributions for the purchase of 

received last month, 
ance of a Pacific casualty is the Paul 
ly sustained by Professor Claude Jones 
brary gradually built. 



' in the summery 
on correspondence, 

ion, Miss Ackerman 
forthcoming ALA 

ibraries, ending 

ve Council meeting, 
I spoke to the 

, was killed in the 
1 library , Steel ' s 
books in his memory, 

Turner Memorial, 
Of such mosaic 

L.C.P. 



Reports from the Midwinter 

Among the 1129 ALA Midwinter registrants was a pretty fair sprinkling of 
Call fornians-UCLAns Powell and Horn saw much of former UCLAns Harlow, Vosj- 
Nyholm, and student assistant Carroll Baker, the last now a G.L'.S'. student 
the University was also represented by Messrs. Coney, Blanchard, Davidson, 
Lieberman, Mosher, and Wight, our Los Angeles neighbors on hand in Chicago 
were Roberta Bowler, Harold Hamill, John Henderson, Rosemary Livsey, Marjorie 
Schramlmg, Frances Spam, Lewis Stieg, and Elizabeth Williams other Call 
fornians seen were Clara Breed, Peter T. Conmy, Grace Murray, Thelma Reid,' 
Ray Swank, and Caima Zimmerman, ex-Cal l f orni ans there were Douglas Bryant, 
Robert Gitler, Howard Rowe, and Eva Lou Robertson" and we may have missed 
many of the honorary Californias present, but at least these were there 
Robert Downs, Verner CI app , Luther Evans, Skip Graham, Ralph Shaw, and the 
Tom Shaws. 

Most of the business of the Council Sessions, attended by Mr. Horn as 
Jean Moore's proxy, will be reported in detail later. We were especially 
impressed by Jack Dalton's report on the ALA Board of Library Education's 
dealings with the National Commission on Accrediting, by Bob Gitler' s review 
of the Japan Library School's program, with enthusiastic credits to our own 
Jean and Everett Moore; by Doug Bryant's plea for greater ALA participation 
in the IFLA and other international work related to librananship ; by William 
S. Dix' s summary of the Intellectual Freedom Committee's success in evolving 
for American librarians a code of ethics or standard of professional conduct 
to protect the citizen's right to know and to preserve freedom of enquiry in 
a democratic society; and also by the encouraging news that the ALA Federal 
Relations Committee feels that there is a chance for the Library Services 
Bill to pass the 83rd Congress. 

At ACRL meetings we heard Louis W Shores on reference services in 
England he believes that the British are ahead of us in the concept of li- 
brary reference service, as we were convinced last year by Rob Coliison. 
ACRL also presented a panel on "Acquisition Policy Fact or Fancy ,: ' with 



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Bob Vosper a speaker; it was an evening meeting, and our reporter evidently 
didn t hear the answer. ACRL formally adopted a code for handling reference 
inquiries by mail 

In addition to the week's schedule of meetings and interviews under the 
rambling roof of the Edgewater Beach Hotel, we visited the John .Crerar library 
and the Midwest Interlibrary Center. 

A HH. 

Following the B. S. A meeting the three speakers and their bibliographical 
cohorts were royally entertained by Ben Grauer at his Central Park West apart- 
ment. Later I caught a night train for Chicago in Company with Messrs. Babb 
and Ottemiller of Yale. On the following day the Association of Besearch Li- 
braries met in the faculty lounge of the sumptuous Technological Institute on 
the Northwestern campus, made extra cozy by a fire of oak logs The three 
sessions were chaired by Ellsworth of Iowa, Powell of Duke, and myself. Jens 
Nyholm's excellent local arrangements included a visit to a superb Joyce ex- 
hibit in the Deenng Library and cocktails at his Wmnetka home Garbed in my 
London wardrobe, I did not suffer from the icy weather. Mr. V. appeared snug 
in a fur-lined waistcoat' He reported safe arrival in Lawrence of the Qumsey 
caravan 

The Midwinter meeting was just getting under way when I transferred our 
interests to Mr. Horn's ready hands and gladly headed west. 



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Personnel 



Adeline Sorace has resigned as Senior Library Assistant with the Circula- 
tion Department to be married. 

Sondra Swiley has left the Catalog Department to resume her education 
here at UCLA. 

Jnna Tone has joined the Catalog Department as a Senior Library Assistant. 
Miss Tone received her B. A. from UCB in 1950, and in 1951 worked as a Transla- 
tor for the Department of Meteorology and as an Instructor of Bussian Lan- 
guages for the Army Language School in Monterey. 

Sema English has joined the Acquisitions Department as a Typist-Clerk re- 
placing Evelyn Dwyer who resigned to be with her family. Miss English attended 
UCLA for two and one half years. 

Barbara M c Afoos recently joined the Circulation Department as a Typist- 
Clerk. Miss McAfoos received her B. A, from UCLA, February '53, and has worked 
as a student assistant in the same Department since June ' 52. 

Pauline Bortman has also joined the Circulation staff as a Typist-Clerk'. 
Miss Bortman is a former student of UCLA. 

Carol Indium, who recently received her A. B. here at UCLA (Feb'. '53), has 
accepted a position as Typist-Clerk in the Biomedical Beading Boom. 

Visitors 

On January 19 Mr. Harold Lamb visited the Library to examine some incu- 
nabula in the Department of Special Collections. On January 28, Dr. William 
B. Pettus, of Berkeley and Pekin, and a good friend of the UCLA Library, 
visited us briefly. On February 6, the Department of Special Collections was 
visited by some members of the party of Prince Faisal of Saudi Arabia, who is 
now touring this country. Our guests included Dr. Bashir- roumi , personal 
physician to the Prince, Abdul Wahab, and Mr. and Mrs David Dodge of the 
Saudi Arabia Oil Co. They were accompanied on their campus tour by Mr. 
Bernard Fleischmann irom the Dean of Students office'. 

Society for the History of Medical Science 

Mr. Go r don Williams attended the dinner and meeting of the Council of 
the Los Angeles Society for the History of Medical Science on Wednesday eve- 
ning, February 4. Plans were made for their next two meetings, to be held in 
March and May. 

Larkin Papers 

Professor George Hammond, Director of the Bancroft Library, and editor 
of The Larkin Papers, recently turned detective to find a "lost" Larkin 
letter at UCLA. He had found in the San Francisco Examiner for August 16, 



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1903, the facsimile of a previously unknown letter from Larkin 10 Leidesdc 
dated April 13, 1846, bu< since the facsimile was so poor as to be unreada) 
his problem wab to ioai« the original It was not in the Bancroft Library, 
nor did the Huntington Library have Professor Hammond then remembered 
having heard that Patrick J Healy, who had written the ai mpanying 

the letter, was an old San Francisco book deal* I who had sold a lot of things 
to Cowan, and that UCLA had bought the Cowan Collection His guess not only 
proved right but better than he knew James Mink of the Department of Special 
Collections, not only located ihat letter for him, but found an earlier one to 
Leidesdoiff as weil A copy of th< se will appeal in the next volume of the 
Larkin Papers, to be published soon 

Fine Printing from Germany Exhibited 

Now on display m the Department of Special Collections aie over a 
hundred items selected from a recent acquisition of examples of German print- 
ing produced since the first World War Among the brochures literary pieces, 
calendars, illustrated booklets. Christmas keepsakes and ephemera are many 
choice specimens of typography and book illustration- engravings and colored 
blocks. 

The miscellaneous collection of approximately three hundred and fifty 
pieces will be arranged as a section of the Graphic Arts collection and forms 
a valuable segment which may be used by students and scholars interested in 
the development of the book arts' The exhibition will remain on display 
throughout the month of February'. 

Spring in the Reference Department 

C ga- smoke hung heavily over the Reference Department recently with 
two new babies the same week' Mi' and Mis. Paul Miles' Rosalinda was born 
January 31, and Mr. and Mis'. Jack Hamit-n's Jeffrey Sumner on February 3, 
Both new arrivals are reported as yet undecided on which branch of libianan- 
ship to enter'. 

Staff Association Meeting 

Professor B. Lamar Johnson, formerly Dean of Instruction and Director of 
the Library, Stephens College, and now Professor of Education at UCLA, will 
speak to the Staff Association on Thursday, February 19, at 4 00 P.M. in the 
Staff Room. His subject will be Intellectual Freedom. 

Proj ect India 

As its contribution to Project India the Staff Association appropriated 
$40. 15 to send two American journals to each of three Indian Colleges' They 
are sending the Journal of Educational Psy he'egy and The In ■ u tot to the 
College of Education at Poona US. Newt and Wo Id Report and Scientific 
American to Presidency College at Calcutta; and these last two journals also 
to Mahatma Gandhi College at Tri^andium 

Catalog Change 

The subdivisions - Collections and - Selections, following literature 
subject headings, are no longer being used in the card catalog. As a result, 
all works in these categories are filed at the beginning of each literature 
section or period subsection, rather than within the sections, as they had 
been before It is hoped iha> this change will facilitate the use of the 
catalog. 

Correction 

The UCLA Librarian apologizes for an error in the last issue in listing 
the judges for the Robert B Campbell Student Book Collection Contest Pro- 
fessor Maj 1 Ewing, Chai r man o f t he English Depai tment l s not a j udge this year, 
as was reported. Professor R D' Hussey, Chai rman o f the History Department, 
is a judge of the Contest 

UCLA Librarian ii^ issued every other Ft iday by the Librarian's Office. Editor 
(on leave) Everet t T . Moore .4 ' ng Editor; GoidonR Williams Con t r ibu to r 3 
to this issue: HeleneE Schimansky, Andrew H. Horn , L Kenneth Wilson, H. 
Richard Archer, Jeannette Hagen , James V Mink, Ardis Lodge. 



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February 27, 1953 



From the Librarian 

Day before yesterday I spoke to the Rotary Club of Palm Springs on some 
of the collecting this Library does. I gave more or less the same talk on 
Tuesday to the UCLA Inter-Sorority Mothers' Club at a meeting in the Westwood 
Christian Church. After the talk I lunched with August Fruge, manager of the 
University Press's Publishing department. 

Returning from the desert I stopped in Redlands to collect an unusual 
present to the Library--the manuscripts and several books by a long-time 
Redlands resident, the late Sidney H- Burchell, an English novelist. His 
novel Jacob Peek, Orange Grower, published only in England in 1915, was one 
of my selections in a bibliography of the best fiction about Southern Cali- 
fornia, and it is a truly rare book. The novelist's daughter is a UCLA 
alumna, which led her to make the presentation in her father's memory. 

Last week my field work took me up the coast to Santa Barbara where I 
visited another UCLA graduate, writer Edwin Corle, '28, and received another 
installment of the manuscripts and books he is giving our library I had 
oreviously accepted an invitation to write a foreward to a new edition--the 
5th--of his best known novel, Fig Tree John, and Mr. Corle provided me with 
information about the origins of this fine book about Indians and Whites in 
the Coachella Valley. He also told me that the greatest influence in his be- 
coming a writer was the late Herbert F. Allen, long time professor of English 
at UCLA'. 

Professor Swedenberg recently gave me the typescript of last autumn's 
Clark Library Seminar talks by Professors George Potter and John Butt on 
editing Donne and Pope, as revised for publication. I hope to get them into 
print for free distribution. 

Mr. Williams has edited, and Mr. Archer designed a format for, the Sadleir 
Dedication talks by Adams and Randall, Mr. Sadleir has sent a foreword, W. W. 
Robinson is contributing a preface; and Grant Dahlstrom will print the book- 
let for the Friends of the UCLA Library. Professor Kenneth Macgowan's wel- 
coming remarks at the Clark Library Founder's Day last year have been given a 
beautiful format by Ward Ritchie. Copies may be obtained free upon request 
to my office. 

The nearly concurrent appointment of a new Assistant Librarian, Head of 
the Acquisitions Department, and Gifts and Exchange librarian, calls naturally 
for an examination of our collecting policies. Accordingly there met recent- 
ly in my office the Misses Rosenberg and Spence and the Messrs. Horn, O'Brien 
and Williams, to plan a faculty- staff discussion program on Acquisitions 
policies to be held late this year, under the Chairmanship of Mr. Williams. 



Personnel Notes 



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Mrs. Janet Larsen has joined the staff of the Circulation Department a: 
a Senior Typist-Clerk, She formerly held the position of Legal File Clerk 
with the Carnation Milk Company. 

Joan Cort, who has just received her B. A. (UCLA' 53), has accepted a 
Typist-Clerk position with the Catalog Department 

Merle McElvy has accepted the position of Typist-Clerk, Biomedical Li- 
brary, replacing Virginia Lee Forslew. Miss McElvy formerly worked in our 
Acquisitions and Special Collections Departments on a part-time basis. 



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Mrs. Buth Anzalone has resigned her position of Senior Library Assistant, 
Catalog Department, to be able to devote all of her time to her family. 

The claims of motherhood have forced the resignation of three more staff 
members, Mrs. Norma Levinson, Senior Library Assistant in the Biomedical Li- 
brary, Mrs. Lois Steinmann, Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation De- 
partment (RBR), and Mrs Dorothy (Pete) Vrungos, Senior Typist-Clerk in the 
Acquisitions Department 

Marie Knapp Wins Prize 

Marie Knapp' s beautiful soprano voice recently won first place for her in 
a city-wide Variety Show sponsored by the Catholic Youth Federation; One of 
the winners in the western district semi-finals, Marie competed against 14 
other contestants in the final auditions, in a program of variety acts, songs, 
and dances, and was awarded the first place trophy for her singing of "One 
fine day" from Madame Butterfly . 

New Arrival 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. George S. Gramlich on January 22, a daughter, 
Constance Carolyn Vaughn Gramlich was Senior Library Assistant formerly in 
charge of the Physics Library. 

Visitors 



Col. Edward- Fletcher of San Diego visited the library on February 13 to 
discuss with Mr. Powell the archives which he plans to present to us. After 
his meeting with the Librarian he was shown through the Department of Special 
Collections by Mr. Archer. 

Department Heads Meeting 

February 19. Mr. Powell reported that the Library Council may consider 
uniform hours of library service for at least the Los Angeles and Berkeley 
Campuses, but added that he feels different local problems may make non- 
uniformity more desirable than uniformity.. The Heads approved the proposal 
for simplified descriptive cataloguing which has been under discussion for 
several weeks. There will be no modification at this time of present prac- 
tices in subject cataloguing or added entries, but further research on the 
use of these catalog entries will be considered The simplified descriptive 
cataloguing will be put into operation on March first. A proposal was con- 
sidered to withdraw analytic cards from behind the main entry card for the 
serial analyzed, leaving analytic cards only under the analyzed author, title, 
or subject entry, but decision postponed pending a further report from the 
Catalog Department. A proposal to transfer the checking cards for serial 
holdings from the main catalog to the Periodical Reading Room was deferred 
until the next meeting 

California State Employees' Association 

Mr. Ho~n left on Thursday, February 19 to attend the state convention of 
CSEA at Sacramento as a delegate from UCLA While in Sacramento he also 
planned to visit the map collection of the State Library. Tuesday and Wednes- 
day he was in Berkeley interviewing Library School students for prospective 
positions at UCLA. He will be back in Los Angeles on Friday, February 27. 

The Library Statistical Picture for 1951/1952 

UCLA now ranks fifth among college and university libraries of the nation 
in rate of growth, seventh in size of per-student operating expenditures, 
ninth in number of staff and members, and eigthteenth in total number of vol- 
umes. The Princeton and ACRL statistics for 1951/52, recently published, 
show that only Harvard, Illinois, Yale, and CU exceeded UCLA's 79,857 volumes 
added during the last fiscal year. Although nine libraries supported larger 
staffs than ours (149), we added approximately 535 volumes per staff member, 




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[t was exceeded only at seven other institutions, among them QJ, which spent 
S97.87 per student All in all, we look good in the statistical picture for 
1951/52: good as a vigorous, growing library with plenty of demonstrable need 
for more books and personnel. 

Friends of the UCLA Library Report 

A fine copy of J. Gregg Layne's Annals of Los Angeles, a first edition of 
Helen Hunt Jackson's Ramona, and M George Labottiere's New Cot il lions (1807), 
said to be the first American book on the dance--these are a few of the choice 
acquisitions made possible by the generosity of the Friends of the UCLA Li- 
brary in 1952. The first annual Report of the Friends, just distributed, re- 
veals that the group has grown to almost 300 members since its founding No- 
vember 1951. In addition to their significant contribution towards enriching 
the resources of the Library, the Friends enjoyed an active first year by 
sponsoring the appearance on Campus of several distinguished speakers and by 
distributing a number of specially printed mementos to their membership. Note- 
worthy among the latter are a Ward Ritchie printing of the We looming Address, 
delivered by Kenneth Macgowan at the Clark Library Founder's Day Celebration 
last June. 

Registration Statistics 

The Registrar has just issued his preliminary report on Spring Semester 
Registration in the University A total of 30,575 students are registered on 
all campuses, a drop of 3% from last year. Santa Barbara has 1,360 students 
registered, Davis 1,272, Berkeley 14,098, and Los Angeles 12,635. Berkeley's 
registration has dropped 5% from last year's, while UCLA's has increased by 
two students. It is most interesting to note that UCLA's graduate registra- 
tion is slowly climbing, 2,612 students this spring (2% over last year), and 
closing the gap between this campus and Berkeley which has 3,280 graduate 
students this spring (a drop of 5% over last year's) This growth at UCLA, 
oarticul arly in graduate students, is of course placing new demands on the Li- 
brary for research materials and reference assistance which affect all of us. 
That we are able to keep up with the demand is tribute both to the library 
staff and to administrative support. 

The Library Vital in Academic Freedom 

Studen ts have equal rights with faculty members in so far as academic 
freedom is concerned. This was one of the main points emphasized by B Lamar 
Johnson, Professor of Education, in his talk to the Staff Association on 
February 19. The paralyzing effect of the traditional lee ture- textbook method 
of instruction upon the intellectual initiative of the student generation was 
cited by Mr. Johnson as an internal threat no less real, and perhaps more in- 
sidious and persistent, than the current external pressure from legislative 
committees and patriotic organizations. As part of their general campaign 
against curtailment of intellectual freedom the library and academic profes- 
sions should take vigorous measures to stimulate the widest possible use by 
students of the rich and varied library resources in our colleges and univer- 
sities. Mr,. Johnson is best known to librarians as the author of Vi tali zing 
a College Library, 

Bibliothetic Quid Pro Quo 

Thanks were received early in the month from Vice Chancellor Hallward and 
Librarian Flack, of the University of Nottingham, for a shipment of textbooks 
in history, economics, government, and geography donated by UCLA. The gift 
was arranged by History Professor Clinton Howard, who secured contributions 
from colleagues in the various social science departments of the University. 
The Library, perhaps in tardy and inadequate compensation for Mr. Powell's 
rich 1951 foray into British book stocks, matched the faculty gift and com- 
pleted the physical details of the shipment. 

Remembering Childhood 

UCLA's Olive Percival Collection of children's books is described in "Re- 
membering Childhood," an article in the January 1st issue of the Library Jour- 
nal, Robert R. Hertel, former graduate student in the English Department, pays 
tribute toMr. Powell's bibliophilic alacrity and perspicacity in buying, sight 
unseen, the original 527 titles in eighteenth and nineteenth century juvenile 
literature from the late Ernest Dawson in 1946. He ranks the Collection among 
the nation's outstanding sources for historical research in the field of 



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children's literature, an area as yet largely unexplored by bibliographic 
scholars Hertel cataloged the original Percival books descriptively as a 
by-product of his graduate studies here several years ago. The Department of 
Siecial Collections has since added over one hundred titles in order to en- 
hance the research value of the Collection 

ALA and CLA Memberships 

Once again we are called upon to give tangible evidence of our interest 
in the activities of the state and national professional organization in our 
field. No one needs an introduction to the California Library Association or 
to the American Library Association but each organization needs the support 
of every UCLA librarian' Everyone is reminded of the importance of including 
the section or division membership fee of 50<£ to support the work of the Col- 
lege, University and Reference Libraries group in CLA, and the Association of 
College and Reference Libraries in ALA. Staff members who do not belong or 
those who have dropped their membership are urged to consider joining as soon 
as possible For further information and membership blanks, see Betty Norton, 
Acquisitions Dept., for ALA, and Hilda Gray, Government Publications Room, for 
CLA 

Santa Monica Meeting of QJRLS 

Over fifty librarians gathered February 14th in the Library on the new 
campus of Santa Monica City College for the 74th meeting of the Conference of 
College and University Librarians of Southern California, now also known as 
the College, University and Research Libraries Section, Southern District, 
C. L.A Dr. Donald Davidson, Librarian of UCSB, presided. UCLA librarians 
present included Miss Humiston, Mr Englebarts, Miss More, Miss Wells and Miss 
Allerding During the business meeting it was announced that the UCLA Library 
has offered to microfilm the UNION CATALOG OF BIBLIOGRAPHIES IN LIBRARIES OF 
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, and to sell copies at cost. This offer was accepted and 
the Regional Co-operation Committee has been authorized to deliver the cards 
to the Library for microfilming. The main meeting was devoted to "Recent 
Developments in Junior Colleges and Their Libraries," 

Building Passes 

In conformity wi th a memorandum from Chancelloi Allen concerning building 
security, the Librarian's Office has distributed to Department Heads and Br anch 
Librarians forms to be used by personnel using the library after the regular 
closing hours. This permit must be carried by al 1 personnel who are in a library 
after hours, and shown to the police or custodian upon demand. Each permit is 
specific as to building or area allowed, and the hours,, and must be signed by the 
Department Head and Librarian, Associate Librarian, or Assistant Librarian, or 
by the Branch Librarian and Dean or Departmental Chairman, and is valid only 
when shown together with a current library card 

Staff Association Meeting 

The~e will be an important business meeting of the Library Staff Associ- 
ation at 4:00 P.M. Thursday, March I2th, in the Staff Room. The most impor- 
tant item on the agenda wiil be a di scussion o f the Staff Association's hospital- 
ity arrangements during the ALA Convention in June' 

New Branch Hours 

The Theatre Arts Library is now open from 10:30 A.M. until 2:30 P.M. 
Monday through Friday. It is closed Saturday and Sunday. 

Commencing February 22 the new Sunday hours for the Chemistry Library 
are 1: 30 P.M. to 5: 30 P.M. 

Commencing February 8th the Biomedical Reading Room expanded its hours 
of service to include Sundays from 100 P.M. to 5:00 P M. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. Editor 
(on leave): Everett Moore'. Acting Editor: Gordon Williams. Contributors to 
this issue: Paul M Miles Andrew H. Horn, Helene E. Schimansky, HildaM. Gray, 
Tohanna E. Allerding. 



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Volume 6, Number 12 



March 13, 1953 



From the Librarian 

Yesterday the Clark Library staff, including gardeners and custodian, 
shared a picnic lunch with Chancellor Allen, on the occasion of his first 
visit to the West Adams "campus". 

Last Monday evening I gave my "Essences of Britain" talk at a meeting of 
the Boys and Girls Vice-Principal s Association of the City of Los Angeles. 

She is now Di . Gladys Coryell 1 . A persistent course of graduate study, 
including two field reports on elementary school service in San Diego County, 
was climaxed last week when the candidate was finally examined at a meeting 
in my office' A committee of Professors Clarence Fielstra, Chairman, Lorraine 
Sherer, H. T. Swedenberg, Flaud Wooton and myself, was joined by Provost 
Williams of the Santa Barbara campus (Miss Coryell's original sponsor) and 
Emeritus Professor Eby , and found the candidate outstandingly worthy of the 
degree Ed D I cannot speak too highly of Miss Coryell's sustained work which 
has brought her this award of achievement. At the conclusion of her examina- 
tion Mr' Horn joined the group for refreshments graciously served by Miss 
Ackerman and colleagues from the G. R. B. 

Recent visitors to my office include Professor Emeritus George M. Day of 
Occidental College, with whom I studied sociology twenty five years ago; 
Arthur Schaeffer, Assistant Business Manager, to discuss the Library Council's 
recommendation of a inter-U. C. campus- 1 ibrary teletype network; Purchasing 
agent David L- Wilt, to confer on book ordering procedures with Messrs' 
Williams and O'Brien; Professor Booth and Dick to discuss microfilming of 
manuscript collections of Sadleir bibliographical authors 

Our early spring has produced a bumper crop of meetings' Last week I 
was in town every day for a variety of conferences, including A.L-A. Planning 
Committee, attended also by Miss Allerding; Board of Directors of Library of 
Architecture and Allied Arts; Executive Committee, Los Angeles County Museum 
Associates, and finally, the Southern District of CL.A. 

Held all day Saturday at USC this last meeting was planned on Intellec- 
tual Freedom by a Committee which included Miss Lodge, and exhibited a satis- 
fying blend of theory and practice. The morning address by Mrs. Earl 
Cranston, a USC faculty wife and a member of the oft-embattled Pasadena City 
Board of Education, was moving in its intense sincerity. At luncheon we were 
entertained by a musical satire on 1 ibrarianship written, directed and played 
in by former UCLAN Hal Stone. The afternoon's group discussions of the theme 
were excellent. I divided my time between the academic and public groups. 
Chaired by David Davies of Claremont, the first featured provocative remarks 
by former UCLAN Frank Vandenhoof, now teaching at Pomona College and soon to 
take library training, and generous donor of $1,000 three years ago toward 
our purchase of the Wolf Spinoza collection Another former CLU'er, Evelyn 
Benagh Detchon, now city librarian of Coronado, chaired the public group, at 
which John Edwin Smith's clear voice was heard above the "tumult and the 
shouting". Still another ex-Westwood figure, William Eshelman, of Los Angeles 
State College, gave an excellent summary of the academic session'. Beverly 
Caverhill, Southern District president, and Frances Lander Spain, of USC Li- 
brary School, deserve much credit for the general plan and execution of the 
day's events In attendance from this Library I saw Alice Humiston, Hilda 
Gray, Louise Darling, Soma Gelperin, Jeannette Hagan, Esther Koch, Lorraine 
Mathies, Martin Thomas, Winifred Vaughan, Julia Curry, Rudolf Engelbarts, Loa 
Keenan, Mary Lois Rice and Richard O'Brien. 



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Aftei the meeting I took CLA President Margaret Klausner and Legislative 
Committee Chairman Fred Wemmer to visit the Clark Library. 

The Library's Council's Annual Report of the statewide libraries for 
1951/52 has now been printed and is available free upon request to my office. 
For the second successive year it was ably written by Mr. Horn I hope it 
will be read by every member of the staff. 

Of all the enemies of books described by William Blades in his book of 
that name, fire and water are among the deadliest. Recently they combined to 
destroy the entire bookshop of William P. Wreden in Burlingame, including a 
group of items waiting our confirming order. The fire started in a neighbor- 
ing office and was caused, as most fires are, by a careless cigarette smoker. 

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Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Shirley Cam has resigned her position as Senior Library Assistant; 
Catalog Department, to remain at home and devote her time to her family. 

Mrs. Carole Ann Bennett has joined the staff of the Catalog Department 
as a Senior Library Assistant'. Mrs. Bennett worked for two years in the 
Tuolumne County Library before attending Modesto Junior College. 

Mrs. Vera Cain has accepted the position of Senior Typist-Clerk in the 
Acquisitions Department. Mrs. Cain received her B. A. in Zoology in '47 and 
her M-S. in Journalism in '52 from UCLA. 

Robert Weir has joined the Circulation Department (RBR) as a Senior 
Typist-Clerk'. Mr. Weir is a former student of UCLA- 

Visitors to the Library 

Elmer Adler, founder and organizer of the Pynson Printers, Inc. (1922), 
Random House (1927), and the Colophon (1928), visited the Library on Tuesday, 
March 3rd, and was guest at a luncheon attended by Pe an Joseph Brandt of the 
School of Journalism, Professor Gibson Danes of the Art Department, and H. 
Richard Archer, and Gordon Williams of the Library Mr. Adler was ie-visiting 
Los Angeles for the first time in forty years. While here he was guest speaker 
at the Rounce and Coffin Club on the evening of March 3rd, and the Zamorano 
Club on the following evening. Messers'. H- Richard Archer, Gordon Williams, 
L. Kenneth Wilson, and Wilbur Smith attended the Rounce and Coffin dinner, as 
well as Professor Margaret Lecky of the Art Department. Mr. Powell and Mr. 
Archer, together with Professors Maj 1 Ewing and Earl Griggs attended the 
Zamorano dinner. While at UCLA Mr. Adler checked on holdings of books on 
paper making -- a thing he says he had done at every library he had visited 
on this trip -- and reported that our collection is both smail and unrepresen- 
tative. Aftei announcing that Los Angeles didn't look the way he remembered 
it, Mr. Adler was last seen trying to findhisway out of Los Angeles to the 
El Camino Real and San Francisco where he will speak to the Roxburghe Club. 

Other visitors during the past fortnight were Mrs. Gertrude C Powell, 
Mr' J. C. Tesson of La Canada, Mrs. Kay Sanson of Newport Beach, and Mr. 
Nathaniel Kruglak of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mr. Kruglak was interested in 
looking through several recent issues of a periodical which he had not been 
able to find in Wisconsin libraries'. 

CSEA 23rd General Counci l 

Detailed reporting of the General Council meeting in Sacramento last 
month will come to members in CSEA publications. As a member of the UCLA 
(Chapter 44) delegation, I had my eyes opened regarding the importance of 
CSEA to all of us and came home mightily impressed with CSEA' s democracy, 
efficiency and par ticalmmdedness. It takes some doing to be efficient and 
practical without any sacrifice of democratic control. Any member of CSEA can 
make a general or specific suggestion regarding state employment in any area 
-- salaries, retirement, general welfare, personnel management, or CSEA organ- 
ization. These suggestions are forwarded in the form of resolutions which 
are discussed at public committee hearings just prior to general sessions of 
the Council. The reports of committees on the resolutions are debated and 
voted upon at the Council sessions, and frequently the floor debate results 
in action other than recommended by the several committees Last month over 
200 resolutions were acted upon by the 488 visiting delegates CSEA is press- 
ing for a 5% pay increase in this session of the State legislature, and has 
under consideration a study to increase retirement benefits with the object of 
backing legislation to modify the formula in the next or following session. 



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I cannot give a full report in a short paragraph, but some of the things that 
pop into my mind Governor Warren's dropping in to welcome the delegates and 
explain his increased budget in terms of California's population growth (1000 
per day) — the faithful attention to duty by the delegates (attendance 
records, no attendance, no expense check) — the analysis of good and bad 
pending legislation — the amazing ability of past-President Tome Stead to be 
every place at once — the delightful party our delegation had at El Rancho, 
to celebrate the wedding anniversay of the Jack Hillerys, at which we were 
joined by Ted Jenner (CSEA Secretary-Treasurer) and Maxfield McDougal (XVth 
District Regional Director) — and especially the good company of UCLANS who 
were there, many of them active in committees and all interested in the wel- 
fare of our academic, non-academic and library employees Delegates were 
Hazel Bastian, Clara Behrenger, Donald Cariker (Chapter president), Helen 
Connon, Stanley "Bob" Drew, Mildred Epperson (Chapter treasurer) Jim Grissom. 
Ann Harrington, Jack Hillery, Andrew Horn, Esther Mitchell, Jessie Nyby, Bob 
Rogers, Emil Sandmeier, Tom Stead (past president CSEA, 1952), LaRue Thompson, 
Earl Walthal (Chapter vice-president), and Gretchen Wright With us also were 
Mrs. Hillery, Mrs. Stead, Mary Owen (co-chairman of chapter membership commit- 
tee) and Mary O'Brien (chapter secretary). 

A H II 

ALA Midwinter 

The abstr-acta of the ALA Midwinter meetings have been received and are 
now being routed to Department Heads'. These abstracts, begun at the ALA Con- 
vention in New York last June summarize each meeting in fair detail They 
may be consulted in Mr Horn's office. 

Catalogers Meeting 

The Los Angeles Regional Group of Cataloger s held its spring meeting at 
Long Beach on Saturday, February 28th'. After a tour of the Long Beach Public 
Library, the group met for lunch at the Hotel Lafayette. After lunch and a 
short business meeting, Dr Frances Lander Spain of USC gave an interesting 
talk on her year in Thailand as a Fulbright Fellow. Officers for this next 
year are Esther Koch of UCLA, chairman: Catherine MacQuarrie of L A. County 
Library, vice-chairman, and Charlotte Oakes of the Pasadena Public Library, 
Secretary. 

Charter Day Closing 

The Libra-y will close at 9:45 A.M on Friday, March 20, and remain 
closed until the end of the Charter Day Services, sometime around noon Miss 
King will be in charge of closing the main library, and branch librarians will 
supervise closing their own branches Students may remain in the buildings 
while they are closed if they wish, but no one will be allowed to enter or 
leave while the services are in progress The highlight of the services this 
year will be the formal installation of Dr. Allen as Chancellor of UCLA All 
staff members are invited to attend the ceremonies, and all members with ad- 
vanced degrees are requested to march in the Academic Procession. 

Library Administrative Manual 




StJurCca U -L lIllUlUlaLJ-UIl lUi 1.1LC Ulll vciaiiy \J ± ^aiiiuuua, wai.ii paA^A^uAaA i. ^ . 

ence to the Los Angeles campus, and bulletin 2.14A.8 contains the rules and 
pass form for the use of buildings after hours in accordance with the new 
security regulations prescribed by the University Chancellor Revised page 
1 HA mentions the Quarterly Conference of Department Heads and Branch Li- 
brarians, formerly omitted. Revised page 1. 2E has been revised to emphasize 
the fact that branch librarians and department heads may not accept gifts of 
money to the Library even though the gifts are outright and unconditional 
The tender of such gifts must be referred to Mr. Powell for transmittal to 
the Regents New pages 2 IB. 1 f f , deal with budget procedure, and new page 
2. 14A. 2 gives the policy on destination of UC press publications 



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Simplified Cataloging becomes Standard Practice 

On March 4, the Catalog Department began to use the new simplified rules 
for descriptive cataloging approved at a recent Heads Meeting. These rules 
are designed to increase the output of books cataloged by eliminating unneces- 
sary information from catalog cards, although without impairing the usefulness 
of the catalog as a means of locating any desired book or type of book. Accord 
ing to the new rules, the responsibility for establishing personal and some 
corporate author entries will rest in the Acquisitions Department, thus elimin- 
ating duplication of checking. Entry will be made under the pseudonym if it 
is better known than the real name, and appropriate cross-references will be 
made. There will be a reduction in the number of cases in which authority 
cards are made; a shortening of the title and sub-title by the elimination of 
unessential information for books not given subject cataloging; omission of 
the illustration statement in the title unless an entry is made for the 
illustrator: simplification of the imprint, with no bibliographical search 
specifically to supply information not given in the book; simplification of 
the illustration statement in the collation; omission of the size; recording 
of the series title only if an entry is to be made for the series, except in 
cases of such reprint series as have a common format, e.g. Everyman, Modern 
Library; and simplification or omission of various types of notes. 

Library of Congress cards, which are in some cases more complete than 
the newly adopted UCLA standard, will continue to be used without change when 
avai 1 able. 






Catalog Refiling Completed 



The or an 
Main Library' 
filed accordi 
ment (except 
ly disregards 
supervision o 
assistants, t 
1953. A tota 
The project t 
of new cards 
in the unrevi 
catalog shift 
ment of the c 
Rebecca Refil 
decorated cak 
Betty Nelson 

Clark Library 



ge "REFILED" cards have now disappeared 
s public catalog, an indication that the 
ng to the new filing rules — a strictly 
that names of persons come first in any 

punctuation. The project, begun on Apr 
f Anne Greenwood, was completed by Esthe 

the great pride and relief of all cone 

1 of fifteen people worked on the projec 
ook in its stride many changes of person 
by one or the other of two sets of filin 
sed trays, and the new rules in those al 

which expanded the catalog from 2076 tr 
ompletion of the project was made at a s 
e" at which the Catalog Department enjoy 
e presented by Miss Koch, and admired th 
and Ritsuko Kawakami. 



from the trays in the 
cards are now all re- 
alphabetical arrange- 
sequence) which complete- 
il 10, 1951, under the 
r Koch and her corps of 
erned, on February 27, 
t, refiling 2316 trays. 
nel, concurrent filing 
g rules (by the old rules 
ready refiled) and a 
ays to 2316. Announce- 
urprise "Christening of 
ed an appropriately 
e artistry of "nurses" 



Professor C- N. Howard's seminar in Brit 
semester convening regularly on Thursday afte 
great value to the group is the rapidly growi 
3ritish religion during the period 1640-1750. 
material is the Harmsworth Theological Collec 
Powell during his year abroad, but hundreds o 
tent now augment this substantial nucleus, an 
mented by the collection of Political and Rel 
about 7,000 items. 

Professor E.N Hooker's seminar of gradu 
ture has held one meeting at the Clark this s 
centering on the collection of 17th century p 
rhetorics. A number of items in these groups 
large collection for examination and discussi 

Students from Mrs. Henry T. Heath's surv 
Literature, given at Los Angeles City College 
and were particularly interested in the mater 
as these related to music. 

Course in Juvenile Literature 



ish history is again this spring 
moons at the Clark Library. Of 
ng collection relating to 

The nucleus of this group of 
tion, purchased by Director 
f other volumes of similar con- 
d the entire section is supple- 
igious Ephemera which numbers 

ate students in English Litera- 
emester, with their interest 
oetical handbooks, grammars, and 

were selected from the Clark's 
on by the seminar', 
ey course in the 17th Century 
, recently visited the Library 
ials on Samuel Pepys, especially 



Children's Literature, a course offered for the first time this semester, 
is being given by Winifred R. Vaughan, University Elementary School Librarian 
^nglish 118 is an evaluative course which considers the reading interests of 



45 



children, the history of children's books in England and America, folk tales 
as literature for children, picture books and their illustrators, and modern 
imaginative literature for juveniles. There are ninety-three enrolled in 
the class, the majority being upper-di vision students in Education, with a 
scattering of graduates and majors from such fields as Theater Arts, Psy- 
chology, English, Sociology, and Art A welcome auditor is Mrs Raymond B 
Allen, The class meets MWF at 9-00 in 134 Old Chemistry Building, and visi- 
tors from the Library are invited. 

Bibliological Humor 

Lawrence S. Thompson, Director of Libraries at the University of Kentucky, 
has just published an essay "Of Bibliological Humor"as Occasional Contribution 
No. 47 of the Margaret I'. King Library, University of Kentucky He ranges 
the whole field of bibliomania from imaginary libraries through fictitious 
ones (i.e., those which are only painted spines arranged to simulate real 
books), to imaginative ones, stopping along the way to notice forgeries and 
miscellaneous other curiosities. If you don't know who bibl loanthr opus is, 
or who qualifies to be called a bibl iope gi s t , have nevei heard of Psalmanazar 
or Vrain Lucas, this article will introduce you gracefully; and even if you 
are already a recondite bibl lophi 1 ist you will enjoy Dr Thompson's review of 
the byways in bibliology. 

Talk on Heraldry 

Andrew Horn will give a talk on Heraldry Sunday, March 15, at 2:00 P.M 
at the Los Angeles County Museum The talk is being given in connection with 
an exhibit of arms and armour on loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 
and will emphasize the influence of these on the origins of heraldry and 
heraldic devices. The public is cordially invited to attend 

History of the UCLA Library 

Alice M- Humis torn will devote a portion of her time during the next two 
years before her retirement f.o writing a history of the UCLA Library from the 
point of view of the Catalog Department. This work is badly needed, and Miss 
Humiston is particularly well qualified to do it because of her long career 
here, which began in 1925 while the University was still on the Vermont Avenue 
campus' All staff members are requested to aid Miss Humiston in any way possi- 
ble, and to make available to her any records she may require 

Electronics in the Photographic Department 

Not to be outdone by the Circulation Department in the matter of techno- 
logical innovation, the Library Photographic Department has recently placed 
in operation a new electronic film splicer. No more scraping of film before 
adding cement— in fact, no more cement. The splice is made by electronically 
heating the ends of the cut film and welding them together'. An automatic 
timer starts and ends the operation in about one and one-half seconds. The 
new machine will add considerably to the speed and efficiency of film proces- 
sing 

Notched Cards 

Louise Darling, Biomedical Librarian, is the author of an article in the 
Bulletin of the Medical Library Association, vol. 41, No. 1, January, 1953, 
on the use of notched (or keysort) cards in libraries'. Offprints are avail- 
able from Miss Darling. 

Our Far-Flung Outposts 

The 23rd Annual Report on the Library of the University of British 
Columbia, prepared by ex-UCLAn Neal Harlow, has been received It records 
some impressive achievements by Mr Harlow, and indicates the growth of an 
important university library. A copy is in Mr. Horn's office and may be con- 
sulted by anyone interested. 

Everett Moore reports from Tokyo that he hasn't been able to do much 
bookstore browsing in Japan yet. He says that the bookstores are like open- 
fronted deep-freezers, and he hasn't become very facile at turning leaves 



■ 46 

while wearing mittens. But Spring, and warm weather, is coming We suppose 
that when it does arrive we'll have to report that in Japan the leaves turn 
before Autumn' 

Life in Hollywood 

The following article, reprinted in its entirety, is taken from the CU 
News of 26 February, 1953. It appeared over the cryptic signature D. C. 



Since the episode of Marily 
Reinhardt prompt books, this dep 
watchful eye than usual on the 1 
is with regret that I must repor 
done the cause of libraries dirt 
assembled press in San Francisco 
the Chronicle put it. ,c Miss Rus 
of June Haver's recent decision 
'June was not especially happy, 
read and read and read,' As if 
to have established this distres 
Miss Russell went on to say, "Me 
I find so much else to do, I don 



n Monroe and the Max 
artment has kept a more 
adies of Hollywood. It 
t that Jane Russell has 
Speaking to the 
over the weekend, as 
sell voiced her approval 
to enter a convent. 
She liked to go and 
it were not bad enough 
sing context for reading, 
, I'm not much of a reader. 
' t get at it. " 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor (on leave); Everett Moore. Acting Editor; Gordon Williams. Contri- 
butors to this issue: Paul Miles, H. Richard Archer, Florence G. Williams, 
Andrew H. Horn, Helene E. Schimansky, Edna B. Davis, Winifred R. Vaughan, 



UCLA LIBRARIAN! 



UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY 
LOS ANGELES 2 4, CALIFORNIA 



^HIBRARYtf/ 




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Volume 6, Number 13 



March 27, 1953 



From the Librarian 

I plan to be in Sacramento over the week-end for the opening days of a 
Workshop on Public Library Standards, sponsored by the State Library and led 
by Robert D. Leigh. I shall be representing the C.L-A Library Development 
Committee and the University's Library Council 

Yesterday I repeated my talk on Southern California Fiction at a meeting 
sponsored by Phi Eta Sigma, undergraduate history honorary, of which Mr Horn 
is sponsor. 

On Wednesday I had as guest at the Clark Library and Zamorano luncheon, 
Mr. Wilmer Shields, San Diego bibliophile, who is generously adding to our 
Southern California imprints by the gift of duplicates from his San Diego 
col lection. 

Earlier in the week I participated with Professors Wooton, Tipton, 
Caughey, and Hockett, in examining Mrs. Hazel Croy, Assistant Professor of 
Education in the University of Redlands, on her proposed doctoral disserta- 
tion topic' 

On Monday the editorial board of the California Librarian (Miss Marshall, 
Mr. Mackenzie, myself, and lacking Mr Wemmer) met with Messrs Castagna, 
Hamill and Henderson, for a discussion of policy and content. Staff members 
with the writing itch are requested to see me about a cure! 

Last week I made a flying round-trip to the Bay region where I spoke to 
a Mills College assembly on their Book Day and followed this with another 
talk to the San Francisco Browning Society I spent an afternoon in discus- 
sion with Mr, Coney, had a peep at the Mitchell garden, shook hands with 
East Bay Library Executives and professors from the School of Librar l anship 
at the Sea Wolf in Oakland, breakfasted with the State Library's field repre- 
sentatives, talked on the phone with Miss Robb, Mr. Kaiser, Mr Fruge, and 
Mrs. Yelland, and said hello and goodbye to Messrs'. Milczewski, Voigt and 
Carpenter, as Mr. Coney showed me the impressive building and stack altera- 
tions and additions Across Bay I lunched with Mrs. M G. Sloss, Mills Li- 
brarian Evelyn Little. S. F. City Librarian Larry Clarke, and bookseller David 
Magee, following which I spent a couple of predatory hours in the Magee shop. 
At the airport, as George L Harding disembarked from the same plane which 
was taking me to Los Angeles, we clasped hands as Friends of the UCLA Library. 
Back home I spent the week-end "catching up"! 

L'.C P 

Personnel Notes 

Faustine Liles has joined the Circulation Department as a Senior Library 
Assistant. Miss Liles received her B. A from UCLA in '51 and was formerly 
employed by the Library from 1949 to 1951 

Visitors 

Mrs. Betty Bring, who is setting up a new hospital library for the City 
of Hope Hospital in Duarte, spent the day of March 10 visiting the Biomedical 
Library. She was particularly interested in cataloging and classification 
problems and in the organization of the Reading Room' 

Robert Mautner, Map Librarian of the California State Library, was a 
visitor to the Department of Special Collections on March 12 lie spent the 



48 

day working on correlations between C and CLU map cataloging practices, and 
was the luncheon guest of Andrew Horn and Wilbur Smith' 

On March 16 we were visited by one of the important California library 
oioneers, Miss Harriet G. Eddy; and her recollections of organizing county 
libraries under the direction of Mr. James Gillis were recorded for CLA by 
Mr. Horn. Miss Eddy was the first county library organizer, from about 1909 
to 1918, and was later rural extension adviser for the University'. She also 
acted as consultant to several governments when they established library sys- 
tems patterned after California's. 

Other visitors of the last fornight were Jerrold Orne, formerly Librarian 
of Washington University, in St. Louis, and now Librarian of the Air Univer- 
sity, Montgomery, Alabama; William A. Shirer, well-known author, who visited 
the Government Publications Room with Professor C R. Nixon of the Political 
Science Department; Gladys M Wngley of the American Geographical Society 
who visited the Department of Special Collections with Professor G' McBride 
of the Geography Department; Dwight Clarke, Treasurer of the Friends of the 
UCLA Library, who examined the latest Murman botanical drawings, those of the 
oaks of California; Professor Franklin Walker of Mills College who consulted 
our Jack London materials; W G. Corp, London bookseller specializing in 
French books; and Mr'. John K- Harris of Canoga Park. 

Development of Collections 

Within the last fortnight two interesting and important meetings were 
held by Librarian Powell to discuss the development some of the Library's 
collections. The first meeting, held at the suggestion of Professor Hugh 
Dick and also attended by Professor Bradford Booth and Messrs. Horn, Williams, 
and Smith, considered the problem of augmenting the Sadleir Collection with 
pertinent manuscript material, both by purchase of originals and by microfilm 
of those now in other public institutions' It was decided that for the pre- 
sent at least it would be wiser not to acquire microfilms, but to prefer 
purchase of original MSS, yet also have the Department of Special Collections 
naintain a location list of other MSS in public institutions so that material 
could be located quickly and microfilms acquired in response in specific 
needs 

The second meeting, attended by Education Professors B'. Lamar Johnson, 
Flaud Wooton, and Malcolm MacLean, Education Librarian Gladys Coryell, and 
Messrs Horn, Williams, and Smith, considered the development of our collec- 
tion of archival material relating to Education. At this meeting the general 
area of interest was defined as well as methods for acquiring and handling 
the materials of interest, Gladys Coryell is now preparing a detailed work- 
ing paper which incorporates the ideas mentioned at the meeting and will soon 
be circulated among the group for comment and our ultimate guidance in devel- 
oping the collection. 

Charter Day 

At the annual Charter Day Services, held last Friday, which saw the 
formal inauguration of Chancellor Allen, Mr. Horn acted as sponsor for the 
delegate from Swarthmore College, Jay Monaghan, consultant in Lmcolniana at 
Santa Barbara, and Mr. Williams sponsored the delegate from Pacific Union 
College, President John E Weaver. President Weaver toured the Library with 
Mr Williams m the afternoon, being particularly interested in the architec- 
tural features of the library since Pacific Union College is just now planning 
a new library 

Seminar on English Fine Printing Meets at Clark Library 

The fourth meeting of the Seminar on Printers and Printing was held at 
the Clark Library Monday night, March 16. Eighteen members and guests, in- 
cluding UCLA staff members Powell, Williams, Johannsen, and Archer, took part 
in the discussion of "English Printing from Kelmscott to Gaberbocchus" which 
was led by Ward Ritchie, printer. Examples of notable private presses and 
representative British publications from the Clark Library's collection were 
displ ayed. 

Staff Publications 

The new (Feb. 1953) quarterly publication. Notes on Printing & Graphic 



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Arts includes a report on west coast printing by H'. Richard Archer, entitled: 
"Letter from California"'. This newcomer to the printing journal field is 
edited by Rollo G. Silver, Ray Nash and Roderick D Stinehour, and is printed 
in Lunenburg, Vermont by the Stinehour Press Other contributors to the first 
issue include G W„ Ovink, Philip Hofer, John G. Dreyfus, Carl P. Rollins, 
and Frederic G Melcher' Librarians interested in the graphic arts will find 
the new journal well worth the SI annual subscription price. 

Mary Lois Rice's MA Thesis at the University of Denver, System of 
Classification and Subject Headings for a Slide Collection of Architectu e 
has been listed in the "Bibliography of Subject Headings Lists 1938-1952" 
appearing in the December 1952 issue of the Jou nal of Cataloging and Classi- 
fication, 

The Party Line on Simplified Cataloging 

Even simplified cataloging has become subject to interpretation along 
Marxist-Leninist party lines'. We had never thought of catalogers as trapped 
in the foul morass of moribund capitalism, or that they had fallen easy prey 
to the evil, decadent forces of Wall Street. Yet, according to an article in 
Masses and Mainstream, "War Invades the Library" written by Henry Black, not 
only is this so but the spread of simplified cataloging and the various 
proposals for a return to the classed catalog, all made under the guise of 
reducing library costs, in reality merely typify the fact that the "obscurant- 
ism of the last stages of imperialism affects even the most routine and 
technical activities." Mr. Black to the contrary, we at UCLA at least have 
no ulterior motives, nor do we think Messrs. Babb and Coney do either (see 
below). The article appears in the issue for November, 1952' 

Yale Looks at the Future 

Like the librarians of all great research libraries, James Babb of Yale 
has become more and more concerned as to where the enormous growth in size of 
libraries and their card catalogues will lead. The big question, he says, is 
can libraries continually expect larger buildings and larger budgets? He be- 
lieves not, unless librarians make serious efforts to cut the cost of cata- 
loguing and other operations, be much more selective in acquisitions, and co- 
operate more with each other, all of which is so contrary to past practice 
and experience that it appears to be very slow in developing. 

He makes these statements in his annual report for 1951-52, Yale' s two 
hundred and fiftieth anniversary year. More specifically, he hopes that 
eventually there will be five or six storage libraries strategically located 
throughout the country, that duplicates from the libraries of the Northeastern 
area could be sent tu the storage library in the Southwest or the Pacific 
Northwest, and believes that these libraries should probably be part of oui 
national library system under the direction of the Librarian of Congress He 
sees this development as leading inevitably to cooperative acquisitions and 
the division of responsibilities among the cooperating libraries for the 
acquirement of little-used or bulky materials, and even to the transfer, to 
the storage library or to another institutional library, of material in which 
the recipient library is pre-eminent. This will allow a greater concentra- 
tion of use of funds for the purchase and care of collections in each library' 

As for the effect of this, he believes it will mean a richer collection 
in each library, but some little delay in securing a book seldom called for, 
and, on occasion, strong opposition to the ambitions of a department or 
school within each institution, 

We're not sure we agree with the desirability of having the storage li- 
braries under the direction of the Librarian of Congress, or of opposing the 
stronger development of an existing teaching department, or the creation of 
a new one'. In the latter cases in particular we think only that such develop- 
ment or creation should include as an integral part of its planning a realis- 
tic appraisal of the department's library needs, and the cost of satisfying 
them, plus a willingness to accept delayed access to some materials in return 
for greater richness in total resources', 

The University Library 

Donald Coney is the author of an excellent article in the Califo-nia 
Monthly for February, 1953, describing the resources and functions of the Uni- 
versity of California Library in relation to the academic community and the 
northern part of the State'. He also gives a good statement of the problems 



50 

facing the University Library, the ways in which these have been and are 
being met, and indicates future solutions along the same lines as those 
proposed by James Babb mentioned above 

Bruin Reporter 

Phil Tankin has been assigned to the Library beat by the Bruin. It will 
be greatly appreciated if all persons will cooperate by giving Mr Tankin 
leads on news and feature stories. Mr Tankin has agreed to have his stories 
checked by the Librarian's Office before they go to the city desk 

Rand Research Reports 

The Rand Corporation, a research organization in Santa Monica which does 
work in both the physical and social sciences, much of it under government 
contract, is becoming concerned about methods for making its research reports 
more widely known and available. On March 16 Mr. Brownlee Haydon and Miss 
Margaret Anderson, both from Rand, visited with Gordon Williams and Johanna 
Allerding to discuss their problem and get advice on proposed solutions'. 
This is another example of the commendable, and growing, feeling on the part 
of many research establishments that they have an obligation to society to 
help disseminate the results of their research as well as to support the 
original work, a feeling librarians are delighted to encourage. 

Staff Association Meeting 

Dean Llewellyn M'-K. Boelter of the College of Engineering will speak to 
the Staff Association at 4:00 P.M. April 9th in the Staff Room His subject 
will be "Engineering Education and the Library." Dean Boelter is a firm be- 
liever in a broad educational base for engineers and his talk should be of 
interest to all. 

On Olfactory Bibliomania 

When I sat me down in the shade of the nectarine tree one day last 
summer, to write an article "In Praise of English Books" for the British 
Books of the Month periodical, I was lighthearted and gay, for it was the 
first day of my vacation. I started out with tongue-in-cheek remarks about 
the risks I was running, in this time of insistent nationalism, in confessing 
that I prefer English books to American, drive a British motorcar, and have 
a French doctor's degree 

According to Eugene Lyons, in an article in the American Mercury for 
January, I was merely being imbecilic and hysterical! I shouldn't say such 
things, he continued, for the world will believe that I really am in fear of 
the American Ogpu Gosh 1 

In this same article, I was not being funny when I said that English 
books smell better than American books. This incited Bennett Cerf to remark 
in his column in the Saturday Review (March 7) that my olfactory apparatus 
has been knocked out of kilter by Los Angeles smog! Hear! Hear! I wish this 
had appeared before and not after Mr. Cerf's lecture on campus, for I would 
have challenged him to a blindfold test, with Jimmy Durante as Judge! 

Other reactions were less belligerent In response to my remarks about 
Norman Douglas's Old Calabria, his elder son wrote in friendly vein. And 
from Libya came a letter from a "wandering folklorist", the Scotsman C. G. 
Campbell, followed by presentation copies of his "Tales from the Arab Tribes" 
and "From Town and Tribe." Mr'. Campbell is now en route to the Seychelle 
Islands to collect the lore of the coco de mer > which gives one ideas come 
August! 

L. C P. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor (on leave); Everett Moore. Acting Editor: Uordon Williams. Contri- 
butors to this issue: Page Ackerman, H Richard Archer, Andrew H- Horn, 
Paul M. Miles, Helene E. Schimansky. 



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Volume 6, Number 14 



April 10, 1953 



From the Librarian 

I am leaving by plane late this afternoon for Tucson to attend the an- 
nual meeting of the Arizona Library Association, being held at the Hacienda 
del Sol, a guest ranch in the foothills near the university town. Tomorrow 
afternoon I am speaking on "This Dry and Wrinkled Land' and three flowers of 
literature it has produced; Wi 1 1 a Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop, 
Will Levington Comfort's Apache, and Interlinear to Cabeza de Vaca by Haniel 
Long. 

On Sunday I fly back to San Diego where on Monday morning I am speaking 
to the annual County Teachers' Institute on "A California Book-Hunter Abroad". 
Wednesday evening I speak to the Orange County Library Club on Southern Cal- 
ifornia Fiction. 

Last Flonday evening I was in Tulare County to talk to a community group 
in Porterville on 'Book Collecting for the UCLA Libraries". A talkative ten 
days ! 

Recent campus meetings I have attended include the Chancellor's Admini- 
strative Council, the Library Building Committee and the Pre- 1 ibrari anship 
Curriculum Committee, 

A recent visitor from London was A. E. Mason, manager of the B. B. C. ' s 
Publications program, who found that three BB.C. periodicals are received 
at CLU B.B.C. Quarterly, The Listener and London Calling 

The recent statement of an elderly witness before the House Un-American 
Activities Committee hearing in Hollywood that Dawson's 3ookshop was a center 
for the distribution of Communist literature is an example of the injustices 
done by this type of inquiry. I have been browsing and buying at Dawson's 
all my adult life and I have yet to see a piece of Communist literature 
therein. "Father'' Dawson was one of the most influential cultural figures 
Southern California has ever known, and his sons Glen and Muir and their vet- 
eran staff are equally good bookmen and good Americans. 

L.C.P. 



Personnel Notes 

Eleanor Yudk 
the Acquisitions 

Rlene H Dah 
in the Acquisitio 
Chicago in 1948, 
bia University wo 
by the Metropolit 
recently for the 

We are happy 
cipal Library Ass 
Constance Strickl 
Arey. Myralee Le 
Biomedical Librar 

On Saturday, 
Donald Walter. 



off, Senior Libr 
Department, 
lberg has accept 
ns Department, 
and has since at 
rking on her ph. 
an Museum of Art 
Bancroft Library 
to announce the 
ist ant. and his 
and. Senior Libr 
wis has been rec 

y- 

April 4th, Miss 



ary Assistant, has resigned her position in 

ed the position of Senior Library Assistant 
She received her M. A. from the University of 
tended the University of Detroit and Colum- 
D. Mrs. Dahlberg was employed in New York 
, the New York Historical Society, and most 

of the University of California. 

reclassification of Phillip Arey to Prin- 
appointment as Stack Supervisor; Mary 
ary Assistant, will act as Assistant to Mr. 
lassified as Senior Library Assistant in the 

Patricia Lebensart was married to Mr. 



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Visi tors 




the projected new medical library en, b uc im. » t-j. oj. v 7 ^.j. wv-c B w. 

On March 20th Webster Jones, of Western Family Magazine and a member of 
the Friends of the UCLA Library, visited us looking for materials on the 
Northwest Fur Trade. On March 23rd Taijiro Ichikawa, Director for Interna- 
tional Affairs of the Japanese Diet Library visited the Library with Mr. 
Thomas Takato of Whittier. Mr. Ichikawa s department is concerned with the 
international exchange of Japanese publications, among other things. On 
March 24th Lindley Bynum escorted Lucretia Cole Waring and Rhoda C. Osthaus 
on a visit to the Department of Special Collections to see the Cole papers. 
On March 26th Donald H. Morison, Dean of Dartmouth College, visited the De- 
partment of Special Collections with Mr Powell. March 28th Theressa Gay of 
the Stanford University Law Library consulted some of the California MSS in 
the Library. On April 2nd Belle Prescott of Seattle was shown through the 
Library by Miss Humiston. 

Phi Beta Kappa 

The recent story in the Bruin listing those elected to Phi Beta Kappa 
this year omitted the names of two of the Library staff, Ruth Adicoff and 
Jacqueline Woodward. We congratulate these two outstanding students on the 
honor conferred upon them 

Department Heads Meetings 

The Department Reads meeting on April 2 heard Ardis Lodge report on the 
progress of plans for the ALA Tour of the UCLA and Clark Libraries, and Andrew 
Horn report on the status of 1954/55 budgeting. The question of creating a 
unified serials record was discussed briefly, and Messrs. Horn and Williams 
were directed to prepare a report summarizing the recommendations of the Ser- 
ials Conference to submit to the Heads as a basis for determining what our 
policy should be in this matter and what plans should be made for carrying 
out the policy when determined. 



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situations which affect the University's relations 
segment of it. His memorandum says, in part, <: The 
tate university, and especially contacts with press 

understanding, and experience on the part of those 
nts are not to be discouraged from appointing repre- 
k with the Office of Public Information. But in di- 
s and radio, or in other matters affecting the Univer- 
he community, it is requested and expected that staff 
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The Library representatives who will work with the Office of Public In- 
formation are the Librarian, Associate Librarian, or Assistant Librarian, and 
it is important that all inquires from outside the Library, whether made by 
mail, by telephone, or in person, be referred to one of these before reply 
is made. This applies specifically to all questions or questionnaires re- 
garding the Library's holdings, its policies or its practices; requests for 
statistics of any kind, and personal interest stories, whether intended for 
publication or not. This policy is not intended to be restrictive, but rath- 
er it is to insure that inquirers receive authoritative, accurate, and con- 
sistent information and this can be given only by those who are responsible 
for the conduct of the University's affairs and have the authority to speak 
of f icial ly . 

Additions to Administrative Manual 

Administrative Bulletin No. II-IIA-4 has just been distributed to all 
copies of the Administrative Manual. It specifies the duties and policies 
of the Transfer Committee. 

Botanic Exhibition 

At the suggestion of Dr. Mildred Mathias, our Herbarium botanist, the 
Agriculture Library was represented in the pri ze- winning South African garden 
exhibit of the Educational Committee at the California International Flower 
Show at Hollywood Park in March. The exhibit as a whole featured the yellow 
Bird of Paradise (Stre I it zia) from the University's Vavra Estate in Bel-Air, 
a silver tree and cut Leucospermum flowers from the Santa Barbara Museum 
aloes and succulents from the Huntington Botanical Garden, and animal life 
native to South Africa - flamingo, parakeets, Dik-Dik, and deer loaned by 
the Los Angeles Museum; all against a back-drop of South African scenery 
loaned by Twentieth-Century- Fox. The Library had a case displaying the fol- 
lowing books from our collection Adamson, R. S. - Flora of the Cape Penin- 
sula, Cape Town, 1950, Brown, N* E. - Me sembryanthema Ashford, Kent, 1931; 
Coombs, Sarah V. - South African plants for American gardens. New York, 1936. 
Eliovson, Sima - Flowering shrubs and trees for South African gardens. Cape- 
town, 1951; Flora Capensis , being a systemat ic descnpt ion of the Cape Colony, 
Caffraria and Port Natal, v, 3, Capetown, 1865: Hutchinson. John ■ Botanist 
in Southern Africa, London, 1946: Kidd, Mary M. - Wild flowers of the Cape 
Peninsula, Capetown, New York, 1950, Marloth, Ridolf - Flora of South Africa 
with synoptical tables of the genera of the higher plants, v. 2,4, Capetown, 
London, 1913-32; Reynolds, Gilbert W. - Aloes of South Africa, Johannesburg, 
1950: Rice, Elsie G. - Wild flowers of the Cape of Good Hope, Ki rstenbosch, 
1951; White Alain C- - Succulent Euphorbieae, Pasadena, 1941. The books at- 
tracted a great deal of attention and many people stopped to make notes as 
to titles, etc. and to admire the plates shown 

Exhibit of Best Western Book Making 

The Rounce and Coffin Club's 1953 exhibition of the best examples of 
book making produced in the West in 1952 will be exhibited at the UCLA Li- 
brary from April 9 through April 29. 

From the seventy-nine books submitted in the competition the judges se- 
lected forty-three for awards. Librarian Lawrence Clark Powell is represent- 
ed twice among the award winners, once as author and once as publisher He 
is the author of Land of Fiction, published by Glen Dawson and printed by 
Grant Dahlstrom, and publisher of City of the Sun, written by Laurie Lee and 
printed by Will Cheney. H- Richard Archer, curator of special collections, 
is Secret ary- Treasurer of the Rounce and Coffin Club. 

Calligraphy at UCLA 

The Society of Cal ligraphers of Los Angeles will meet in the Department 
of Special Collections at 7 30 P.M. on Tuesday, April 14. H- Richard Archer 
will act as host and display calligraphic materials from the UCLA collection. 
Members of the Library Staff are cordially invited. 

J. Gregg Layne, Westerner 

WW Robinson has written an appreciative biographical note on J. Gregg 
Layne, late Consultant on Western Americana to the UCLA Library which appears 



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in the March issue of The Branding Iron of the Westerners Los Angeles Corral. 

Jai-Alai 

Visitors to the Fronton palace in Tijuana, across the international bor- 
der from San Diego, may be interested to learn that Jai-Alai is only one of 
numerous varieties of pelota, an old Basque game which has spread in the 
course of time to such far-away metropoli as Manila, Shanghai, and Tijuana. 
As blaid, it is played three-a-side against a single wall; as rebot, five-a- 
side against parallel walls. It may be played barehanded, with a glove, 
with several types of wooden bat, or pala, or with a chistera, a basket-like 
contrivance strapped to the wrist. A full discussion of the pelota question 
is contained in an unpublished article by P. A. Negretti, Hon. Sec. & Treas. , 
Royal Tennis Court, Hampton Court Palace, Middlesex, England, which has re- 
cently been received in the Library. The ubiquitous and diligent Mr. Robert 
Collison supplied certain of the data from local sources during his UCLA so- 
journ last year. Mr. Negretti also sent us a pamphlet on Royal Tennis, and 
both pieces were by way of a "thank you" to Mr. Powell for sending him the 
photostat of an article on a ball game played in Puerto Rico, which Mr. Neg- 
retti found had affinities with the Mexican Tlatchi. (Was it James Thurber 
who described the world's oldest ball game - originally played with a stick - 
as the one in which a man throws the ball and a dog brings it back? Ed. ) 

Virility and the Queen's English 

"A testator whose will came before the Chancery Court last week on a 
number of questions of construction left '£500 to each of the Universities of 
Oxford, Cambridge, and Birmingham in the hope (not obligation) that they 
will do something to check the mutilation of the English language of which ' 
the B. B. C. is the greatest offender. . .' The testator was referring to the 
tendency to give a gender to substantives, and he added: 'The way the B. B. C. 
and others are 'She-ing' and 'Her-ing' on every conceivable possible occasion 
even such incongruities as tugs, colliers, men-of-war and buoys, and treating 
them as females, indicates a lack of common sense and virility." 



On Budget Making 



Desiderata, March 13, 1953. 



We had never thought of budgeting and Utopia as related, but of course 
they are only it took Neal Harlow's keener wit to see it. In the March, 1953 
issue of his Notes. . he says: 

"A Map of the World that does not include Utopia is not worth 
even glancing at," says the Canadian writer and resident of Sooke, 
George Woodcock, in a script of a recent CBC series in the Univer- 
sity Library. Such a map "leaves out the one country at which Hu- 
manity is always landing," and from which mankind, seeing fairer 
lands ahead, is repeatedly setting sail. With this improved sail- 
ing chart of his we are well acquainted, for we perforce keep a 
copy of it on our office wall for several months a year, during 
the budget-making period. On it we project a year of future for 
the University Library, trace off our hopes reduced to fiscal form, 
and await the final word from Victoria and Point Grey. In season, 
it dominates our view and thinking, suggesting ways to ever-in- 
creasing library resources, built layer upon layer through contin- 
ually renewed Utopian vistas. 

Though we may often live by hal f -measures , compared with our 
own more intimate vision, we plan with a touch of rashness, dis- 
card the "convoy principle" of proceeding at the rate of the slow- 
est company, and temper our eagerness by daily contact with prob- 
ability. Not hired to save money for the University, nor to spend 
it either, we are concerned rather with doing our select part of 
the world's business. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
tditor on leave): Everett Moore. Acting Editor; Gordon Williams. Contn- 

J Ut ° r ? ° l hls lssu * : H. Richard Archer, Edna C. Davis, Dora M. Gerard, Paul 
M. Miles, Florence G. Williams. 



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LOS ANGELES 24, CALIFORNIA 



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Volume 6, Number 15 



April 24. 1953 



From the librarian 

The Library Council held its spring meeting here this week. An all day 
session took place Tuesday at the Clark Library. On Wednesday the grouo met 
in my office and were joined at different times by Arthur Schaeffer of the 
Business Office to discuss the proposed inter-library teletype network, and 
by Gordon Williams and Kenneth Carpenter, CU's administrative interne, in a 
review of off campus services of the statewide university libraries. The 
Council s luncheon goests were Chancellor Allen, Deans Jackey and Knudsen, 
Professors Hussey and Jacobs, and Messrs. Carpenter, Horn and Williams. 

On Monday the Library Committee held its final meeting of the year and 
acted on sets purchases, new subscriptions, remaining balances, and the Com- 
mittee's annual renort to the Senate, On July 1 Professor Hussey will be 
succeeded as Chairman by Professor Jacobs, and new members will be Professors 

Hoijer (Anthropology), Schnitzler (Theater Arts), and G. H- Ball (Zoology). 
The Library Committee on this campus has never been a rubber-stamp affair. 
It takes vigorous responsibility for the crucial allocation of book funds, 
assignment of library space, and the rules for circulation and use of library 
materials. Likewise the Librarian, although belonging to the Academic Senate, 
is traditionally not a member of the Library Committee, but serves only in 
an advisory and secretarial capacity. I would have it no other way. 

Pleasant indeed was a recent luncheon I gave for the judges and donor 
of the Campbell Student Book Collecting Contest, expertly managed this year 
by Mr. Archer. In addition to him and W.J. Smith, present were Bob Campbell, 
Roland D Hussey. W W. Robinson, and Paul Wellman. 

The editorial board of the Augustan Reprint Society met recently in my 
office to discuss Corresponding Secretary Edna Davis's annual report on the 
Society's business affairs Present were H- R- Archer, Ralph Cohen, Vinton 
Dearing, H T. Swedenberg, and myself. Book bargain-hunters who read this 
might do worse with $3.00 than join the Society for a year; that small sum 
will bring them no fewer than six reprints of rare 17th and 18th centurv 
items, each with a critical introduction by a well-known scholar. Hie 
Augustan Reprint Society now numbers nearly four hundred members, It was 
conceived originally in the biblio- f erti le brain of Professor E.N- Hooker, 
and has been sponsored by the Clark Library for the past four years. 

On Sunday Gold Shield, UCLA alumnae honorary, will hold a tea at the 
Clark Library, and my wife and I will join Chancellor and Mrs. Allen and 
Gold Shield officers in the receiving line. I shall give a short talk to 
the group, based on an exhibit prepared by Mrs, Davis and Mr. Conway and 
scheduled to open on that day. In commemoration of the 250th anniversary of 
the death of Samuel Pepys (1633-1703), it is "Samuel Pepys and his World ' and 
features his uninhibited diary entries about books of his time. Monumental 
piece in the exhibit is the first edition ( 1687 J of Newton's Pri.uipia bear- 
ing Pepys' s imprimatur as President of the Royal Society, unique is the 
holograph Pepys letter acquired recently by the Clark Library, 

Coming soon! Mercurius Redivivus , Number 2. 

Person n el No t e s 

Sumiko Snirajufi has joined the staff of the Engineering Library as a 



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rarian 1. Miss Shirafuji received her AB from Hunter College in 1946, and 
her B. S. in Library Science from Columbia in 1947. She has worked in the 
Queens College Library, the Brooklyn College Library, and most recently at 
the USC Medical Library. 

Gale Grace has resigned her position in the Catalog Department as lypist 
Clerk to make her home in Pasadena. 

"Pete" and Jim Vrungos welcomed a son, Craig Alan, on Saturday, April 11. 

Visitors 

On April 6th we were visited by P. M. Joshi, Director of Archives, Gov- 
ernment of Bombay. Mr. Joshi was particularly interested in our methods for 
archival management, and has promised to try and procure a palm leaf manu- 
script as a gift to the Library, and to speed up our receipt of Indian Govern- 
ment Documents. He was entertained at luncheon by Andrew Horn, William 
Conway and James Mink. 

Other visitors of the nast fortnight included Katherine Birchell Sieman 
of Redlands, Arthur J. Pettinicchi of Hudson, N.Y., Russell Goodrich of 
Atascadero,. and Theodore N- Cranford of Seattle. 

Library Staff Association 

The Social Committee of the Staff Association has reinstated the neg- 
lected practice of mailing appropriate cards to staff members on the occasion 
of births, marriage, prolonged illness, or death in the immediate family. De- 
partment heads and branch librarians may furnish the necessary information to 
Sally Klein, Librarian's Office, who is the Committee member in charge of 
personal relations with the staff. 

Ritsuko Kawakami has been named as Social Committee representative to 
work with the staff group which is making hospitality arrangements for the 
ALA convention in June. 

The UCLA Library Staff Association has been invited to become a member 
of the Staff Organizations Round Table of the American Library Association, 
The purpose of SORT is to encourage the exchange of ideas between library 
staff organizations and to cooperate with all ALA boards and committees which 
deal with personnel problems. Dues for the UCLA Library Staff Association 
(100-200 members) are S8.00 per year which would entitle us to 3 delegates 
and 3 votes at all business meetings. Further information regarding the 
Staff Organizations Round Table is posted on the Staff Bulletin Board so that 
Staff members may be fully informed before voting. Ballots will be circulated 
Tuesday, April 28. 

Pierce Butler Mourned 

Pierce Butler, professor emeritus of the University of Chicago's Grad- 
uate Library School, died 28 March in Chapel Hill. N-C. , of injuries received 
in an automobile accident. A letter from Louis R. Wilson tells of his death: 
Butler was here teaching a course for the Spring quarter 
on the History of 3ooks and Libraries. He had been to 
Winston- Salem to attend the dedication of the new public 
library ... and was on the way home when the car in which 
he was riding as a guest of George Bentley, of this 
library, ran into the cab of a trai ler- truck. Bentley 
was instantly killed, Butler was unconscious until his 
death 45 hours later. 
Dr. Butler was ordained a Protestant Episcopal minister and received his 
B.D. and Ph.D. degree from Hartford, Conn.. Theological Seminary. He was a 
member of the staff of the Newberry Library of Chicago, before joining the 
Graduate Library School, and was an authority on the history of books and li- 
braries. The author of "Checklist of Fifteenth Century Books," and "The 
Origin of Printing in Europe," he also wrote "Books and Libraries in Wartime," 
and was a member of the editorial board of The Library Quarterly. 

CU News, 9 April 1953 
Stack Addition 

It now seems very probable that the south extension of the stacks will 
be lunded at this session of the Legislature, and building commenced in about 
twelve months. Associate Librarian Horn, as Chairman of the Library Building 



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Committee, has appointed a sub-committee of Library Staff members to advise 
on the stack plans. This committee consists of Deborah King, Chairman, 
Andrew Horn, Gordon Williams, Wilbur Smith, James Mink, Ardis Lodge, William 
Be 11 in, and Mary Lois Rice. 

Winners of Campbell Student Book Collection Announced 

The winners of the fifth annual Robert B. Campbell Student Book Collec- 
tion Contest have just been announced. The first prize of $100 in books was 
awarded to Mr. Guy Bensusan for his Socio-Hi stoncal collection on Brazil. 
Mr Bensusan' s collection is on display in the foyer of the Library through 
May 4, and later in the month it will be exhibited in Campbell's Book Store. 
Second prize of $50 in books went to Mr. Gerard Aboulker for his collection 
of books on Art Masters. (Mr. Aboulker, is a student assistant working in 
the Circulation department, a fact unknown to the judges! ) Third prize of 
$25 in books was won by Mr. Arthur Ronnie for his collection on the Arctic 
and Antarctic. 

The panel of judges, consisting of historian W. W. Robinson, Professor 
Roland Hussey, and writer Paul Wellman, agreed unanimously on the three win- 
ners. The sponsor of the contest, Mr. Campbell, and the judges, were im- 
pressed with the high quality of the collections entered by the finalists in 
the competition. H. Richard Archer was chairman of the contest, and prelim 
inary selection of the collections was made by him and Professor Claude Jones, 
Richard O'Brien, and Victor Johannsen. Wilbur Smith assisted in preparations 
for the contest. 

Other finalists whose books were considered for judging, although they 
did not win prizes, were Mr. Joseph Kemp, with a collection on Magic & 
Prestidigitation, Mr, Patrick Kirby Jr., with books on the Fine Arts, Mr. 
Richard Saul, with a collection on Geology, and Mr. Peter Tararin, with a 
collection on China. 

Winners of first prizes in the previous four years include Mr, Guy 
Wiggins' collection on Japan, Mr. Edward Rettberg' s collection on California 
and the Westward Movement, Mr. Norman Neuerburg' s collection on the Art and 
Archaeology of Pompeii and Herculaneum, and Mr. Aly Wassil's collection of 
Hindu Philosophy and editions of the Bhagavad Gita in English. 

Engineering Education 

On Thursday, April 9, Dean Boelter, of the College of Engineering, talk- 
ed to the Library Staff Association on his ideas for engineering education 
and the practice of these ideas at UCLA. He began by tracing briefly the 
history of the College of Engineering, its relationship to the University as 
a whole, and the establishment and future plans of the college on the Los 
Angeles Campus. The latter half of his talk was devoted to an analysis of 
the teaching of engineering, emphasizing the basic, but generally unrecog- 
nized, unity of engineering knowledge and decrying the tendency to regard 
the civil, mechanical, electrical, and other branches as essentially differ- 
ent. He also made a plea for planning education based not on today's needs, 
or even tomorrow's, but on the needs of society twenty- five or fifty years 
from now, 

Dean Boelter' s ideas are stimulating, and the principles he advocates 
are not confined to Engineering alone. The application to general library 
planning and development is obvious, and the understanding of the College's 
aims which he presented is of direct and immediate value in the coordination 
of general and engineering library services. 

Calligraphers Meet at UCLA 

The Society of Calligraphers, Los Angeles, met in the Department of 
Special Collections on Tuesday evening, April 14. An exhibition relating to 
manuscripts, writing books and other calligraphic materials was arranged in 
the cases to show some of the illuminated pages, rare books and reference 
volumes at UCLA which are of interest to students of calligraphy. Among the 
eighteen members and guests attending the meeting, were librarians Richard 
Archer and Gordon Williams, two staff members with calligraphic interests. 

Enginee rs and the Great Books 

The Engineering Library has taken an experimental step in the direction 
of that often professed educational ideal of liberalizing the professional 



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curricula in the universities. Purchased at the behest of the Dean of the 
School of Engineering, the fifty- four volume set of the Great Books is prov- 
ing popular with both faculty and students. Ancient Greek drama, Platonic 
and Cartesian philosophy, the Federalist, the American State Papers, and 
Melville's Moby Dick are some of the volumes in greatest current demand. 

History of Medicine 

The Society for the History of Medical Science held its seventh general 
meeting on April 15, 1953 in the Los Angeles Room of the Statler Hotel in 
downtown Los Angeles. The sneaker of the evening, Dr. Herbert M. Evans, gave 
a vital and most entertaining account of the pleasures and profits to be 
gained from the study of the history of science as based on his lifetime ex- 
periences as a book collector and student in this field. The lecture was 
liberally illustrated with slides from books in his own great library which 
was recently sold to Mr. Jacob Zeitlin. Mr. Zeitlin had also assembled for 
the Society an exhibit of many of the fine items from the Evans library. 

The meeting was attended by 110 members and guests of the Society in- 
cluding Associate Librarian Andrew Horn, who is also Archivist of the Society, 
and Louise Darling, Secretary of the Society. 

Cat al oari ng of Hibliographies 

Johanna Allerding, Engineering Librarian, is the author of an article on 
"Form Subdivisions for Bibliographical Publications" in the Journal of Cat- 
aloging and Classification, vol. IX, no. 1, March 1953. Offprints are avail- 
able from Miss Allerding. 

UCLA Identification Cards 

Chancellor Allen has approved a uniform, wallet- si zed, identification 
card for university faculty and staff, but use is optional with each depart- 
ment. It is important to note that these cards serve as identification only 
and in no case replace the usual library card which must still be shown by 
all library users, 

Of Spots Before the Eyes 

Dr. Edgar F. Mauer, a local physician, has proposed a new explanation 
for flying saucers. He says they may be Muscae volitantes, the flitting 
flies we have all seen in front of our eyes. These spots or motes are caused 
by the shadows cast upon the retina by the cells normally found in the vit- 
reous and are present in all eyes under certain circumstances such as expos- 
ure to a uniform bright surface. They are found more frequently in errors of 
refraction (especially Myopia) and the symptom may be temporarily aggravated 
during digestive derangements. The saucers might even be scintillating 
scotomata, which may be of various colors. Thus Dr. Mauer concludes that in 
his opinion it is likely that flying disks are motes in the eyes of a dyspep- 
tic microcosm or perhaps some abnormal cortical discharges in the migrainous. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
tditor (on leave): Everett Moore. Acting Editor. Gordon Williams. Contri 
butors to this issue Page Ackerman, H. Richard Archer, Louise Darling, 
Paul Miles, Florence Williams. 



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Volume 6, Number 16 



May 8, 1953 



From the Librarian 

I returned yesterday morning from a three-day trip to Ohio and Michigan. 
Monday evening in Columbus I spoke at a banquet meeting of the National 
Society of Autograph Collectors, whose national president is our good neigh- 
bor and generous friend. Justin Turner. My title was "The Power to Evoke", 
my subject manuscripts. Earlier that day I paid my first visit to the Ohio 
State University Library, in company with its Librarian, Lewis Branscomb. 

On Tuesday I made the short flight to Detroit where that evening I spoke 
to the Friends of the Detroit Public Library on ''Adventures with a Biblio- 
Geiger-Counter". Kind hosts there were Arline and Benjamin Custer, both for 
mer members of our staff. Ben is now Chief of Processing in the Detroit Pub- 
lic Library, and Arline is Reference Librarian of the Detroit Institute of 
Arts. 

One day last week I gave a luncheon in honor of Professor James D. Hart. 
Chairman of the Library Committee on the Berkeley campus, attended also by 
Professor Leon Howard and Messrs. Archer, Smith and Williams. Professor Hart 
reported that the Bancroft Library has now re - assembled twenty percent of the 
manuscript of McTeague , to which worthy cause CLU long since donated its 
single page. We discussed amicably the cooperative collecting of contemporary 
California manuscripts. Mr. Archer offered an exhibit of his distinguished 
William Faulkner collection, now double in size since it was last shown in 
this library prior to Faulkner's winning the Nobel D rize. 

Mr. Fruge called last week and reported on his recent trip to Yucatan, 
where he led an expedition in search of stone manuscripts. 

Librarians unfortunately don't have a corner on luck. A Brentwood resi- 
dent called last week to report having bought in a Hollywood junk shop a 
quaint old painting of a dog. Washed with Ivory Snow the canvas revealed the 
signature of Alexander Pope. Miss Lodge helped us run down some facts about 
the "Spider of Twickenham" as an amateur painter. Ultimate hanging place of 
the dog not yet known! 

Abortive was the excitement created by another local caller who had what 
he said was the original manuscript summons, signed by Cromwell, to the execu- 
tion of Charles the First. What he actually had, Mr. Williams patiently ex- 
plained, was a facsimile page removed from a printed book! 

L.C P 
Personnel Notes 

Dorothy Cole, Librarian 1, has resigned her position in the Circulation 
Department (RBR) to join her husband in Chicago. 

D atricia Campbell has resigned her position as a Typist-Clerk in the 
Catalog Department. 

Eleanor Roberts has resigned her position as a Typist-Clerk in the 
Acquisitions Department. 

Inna Tone has resigned her position as a Senior Library Assistant in the 
Catalog Department. 

Joan Cort, of the Catalog Department, was married to Robert J. McDonough 
on Saturday, April 25. 



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Visitors 

Hazel Dean, of the USC School of Library Science, brought her class in 
cataloging to visit our Catalog Department on April 20. Miss Humiston and Mr. 
Engelbarts conducted them through the Department and outlined our procedures 
and organization for the class. 

Helen Johns, of the Circulation Department, University of Washington Li- 
brary, was a visitor on April 27. 

Department Heads Meeting 

At the Department Heads meeting on April 30, the first draft of the pro- 
posed questionnaire on catalogue use was presented by Mr. Williams for pre- 
liminary discussion. A sample run will be made with it before the final study 
is begun. A progress report was also made on the study to determine the fea- 
sibility a centralized serial record, and it is hoped that a final recommenda- 
tion and decision can be reached shortly. The problem of responsibility for 
detailed knowledge of the Library's holdings in various fields was discussed 
at length, and the question of the continuation of Acquisitive Notes was 
raised, but final decision post-poned until the next meeting. 

Student Assistant Awarded Fellowship 

Albert Baca, student assistant in the Bindery section, has been awarded 
a $1,000 John Hay Whitney Foundation fellowship for the continuance of his 
studies at UCLA during the next academic year. These grants are made to stu- 
dents of exceptional ability who have not had full opportunity to develop 
their talents. Baca will undertake work for his master's degree in the De- 
partment of Classics. 

Reserve Book Room 

Credit for the "new look" in the Reserve Book Room goes to Bill Bellin 
and Norah Jones - to the former for the most beautifully hand- lettered signs 
to be found in any library, and to the latter for her persistent campaign to 
get the job accomplished. Congratulations! 

Seminar on Fine Printing at Clark Library 

Thomas S. Weir, Assistant Professor of Industrial Arts on the Santa Bar- 
bara Campus, brought his class of eighteen students to the Clark Library for 
a two hour session on Tuesday afternoon, April 27. H. Richard Archer gave a 
survey of the History of Printing, from Gutenberg to the Auk Press, exhibit- 
ing items from the library, including specimens of Continental, English and 
American presses: such as Wynken de Worde, Pynson, Caslon, Bodoni, Basker- 
ville, Pickering, Morris, Cobden- Sanderson , Meynell, Gill, Rogers, Goudy, and 
the Grabhorns as well as printers and designers still active in the Los 
Angeles region. After the lecture Mrs. Davis and Mr. Archer conducted the 
group on a tour of the building. 

Guide to Sources of English History 

An excellent review by Andrew Horn of E. S. Upton's and George P. Winship's 
Guide to Sources of English History from. 1603 to 1660 in Reports of the Royal 
Commission on Hi storical Manuscripts appears in the Library Quarterly, vol. 
xxiii, no. 2, April, 1953. 

Quar tercentenary 

Four hundred years ago last month there died in Paris Dr. Francois 
Rabelais, physician to cardinals, proteg4 of kings, peer of Erasmus, and au- 
thor of "Gargantua and Pantagruel." Exactly one hundred years later, in 1653, 
the first three books of this earthy masterpiece were translated into English 
by Sir Thomas Urquhart. After yet another forty-one years the final books of 
Rabelais were translated by Peter Motteux. 

The Clark Library is the fortunate possessor of this ultra-rare set of 
books which contains such a swarm of life, and in honor of this double 
centennial it has them on display. They too are part of the "World of Samuel 
Pepys. r 



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Travels of a Diary 

Henri C.J. Heusken's M'emoires, the manuscript diary kept by the secre- 
tary to Townsend Harris, first U.S. Consul -General to Japan, has temporarily 
returned to Japan for its third, and probably its last time. It was sent 
last week by Pan American clipper cargo, to Dave Heron, American Embassy Li- 
brarian in Tokyo, who will lend it, in our behalf, for exhibits connected 
with the Perry-Harris festival in Shimoda during May. 

Heusken started his diary on board the USS San Jacinto, which sailed 
from Brooklyn Harbor in October, 1855, and the M'emoires reached Japan for the 
first time early the following year. In January of 1861 the entries ceased, 
eight days prior to its author's death. Heusken's effects, including the 
diary, were then shipped to his mother, in Amsterdam. By 1883 it turned up, 
again in Japan, in the hands of the Deutsche Gessel 1 schaf t filr Natur-und- 
V5lkerkunde Ostasiens, who published extracts in its Mitteilungen in June of 
that year. How long it remained in Japan this trip one can only guess, but 
at least by 1912 it was back in Amsterdam, this time in private hands. In 
1952 it was sold to a book dealer who in turn sold it to us that same year. 
Now, by way of Los Angeles, it reaches Japan for the third time. 

Simultaneously, and this is mere coincidence. Professor Richard Rudolph, 
in Japan on a Fulbright fellowship, reports, in a letter to Wilbur Smith, 
that he has found additional material on the hitherto shadowy Heusken. And 
so he will enthusiastically resume the translating and editing of the charm- 
ing Memoir es , which he had been obliged to interrupt last year. 

Dr. Belt Lectures at Kansas U. 

Dr. Elmer Belt, Clinical Professor of Urology at UCLA and founder of the 
famous Belt Library of Vinciana, delivered the 1953 Clendening lectures on 
the history and philosophy of medicine at the University of Kansas Medical 
School on May 4. Subject of the two lectures was Leonardo's studies in 
anatomy and the genito- urinary system. 

News from Arizona 

The library has just received a file from Vol. I, No. 1, October, 1952, 
of The Arizona Bookmark , published by the University of Arizona Library. This 
publication contains both news notes and a monthly list of books added to 
the collections, and will be received regularly henceforth through the 
courtesy of Librarian Fleming Bennett. 

The Big Silver 

A fascinating account of the discovery, development, and history of the 
California Rand Silver Mine, the largest producer of silver in California 
history, appears in the California Historical Society Quarterly, vol. xxxii 
no. 1, March, 1953- This account is written by Dwight Clarke, Treasurer of 
the Friends of the UCLA Library, from personal knowledge and original records 
still in his possession, and is the first and most complete history of this 
magnificent mine which has yet appeared. 

Atom Bomb, Hydrogen Bomb- -Libraries? 

Ever since Sunday 'lay 4th, we have been uneasily waiting for somebody 
to get up and take exception to the latest pronouncement by the custodians 
of the atomic age. The story in The New York Times was headlined 

PHYSICISTS DEFINE EFFECTS OF BOOKS 
One View is That the Writings and Readings 
of Them are Not Worth the Energy Involved 
This conclusion developed from a discussion at a meeting of the American 
Physical Society on a new theory of a special form of energy called entropy. 
Entropy, it seems, is a measure of disorder. A spilled tray of catalogue 
cards has a high degree of entropy. The same cards all in perfect order 
would have negative entropy. 

Since information and facts decrease disorder, theoretically, it was 
easily argued that books do not decrease disorder because orderly information 
(negative entropy) must be applied to their reading before information can 
be set free. The processes of writing, producing, distributing, and reading 
of books uses up more negative entropy, or order, than the resulting infor- 
mation can produce out of disorder. 



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Personally, we like the idea of entropy describing a disorderly situa- 
tion as potent with a form of thermodynamic energy. It will help to confuse 
our boss when he frowns at our desk and office. What does worry us is the 
possibility that some of the fission fusiliers might really go to work on 
this theory and come up with some more conclusions. We have tried to com- 
fort ourselves with the thought that this was just an exercise in thermo- 
dynamics, but then we think of "1984" and other projections of life shaped 
by the impact of science, and some part of us that has been nourished with 
the quiet thoughts of the great minds that conceived our inherited share of 
the world's literature- - that part stirs. We are truly sorry that the physi- 
cists chose to use books to illustrate their theory 

Now we shall be obliged to beguile ourselves with the hope that the 
universities and the university libraries will make sure that no scientist 
escapes the impact of our heritage of literature, history, philosophy, and 
the arts. We will never believe that books can be equated to thermodynamics 
anymore than we will ever believe that mankind is safe in the hands of men 
who overlook the full significance of a book. 

Yale University Staff Association Bulletin. 
Vol. VIII, No. 4, Dec. -Mar. 1952/53 

Bibliotri vi a 

Nouvelles toutes nouvelles, par M.D.L.C. (i.e. le Chevalier de Mailly) 
has the following imprint which we commend to all booksellers: 

A Amsterdam, 
Aux depens d' Estienne Roger, Marchand 
Libraire, chez qui 1 ' on trouve un assorti- 
ment ge'ne'ral de toute sorte de musique 
tre^s exactement corrigee, & qu ' i 1 vendra 
toujours k meilleur march'e que qui 
que ce soit, quand meme il de- 
vroit la donner pour rien. 
M D.C.C.X. 
The scientific mind at work has recently produced the following lovely items: 
Gross, 0. A. Note on payoffs which vanish almost everywhere. Santa 

Monica, Rand Corporation, 1952. 
Peisakoff, M.P. Continuous blotto. Santa Monica, Rand Corporation, 
1952. 

Sex Appeal 

Last week Blackwell's received from a trade customer in Nigeria the fol- 
lowing letter which, they naturally felt, they could not do other than treat 
as urgent: 

Dear Sirs,--I have to thank you for the Encyclopaedia of Sexual Know- 
ledge which you supplied to me at 16s. gross cost. I however have to com- 
plain that pages 213 to 226 of the book i.e. the chapter on The Wedding Night, 
i.e. chapter 15, are missing and that the tables and drawings referred to in 
Chapter 1 are not in the book. Under these circumstances please let me know 

what should be done. --Yours faithfully, 

(Bookseller, No. 2467, 4-4-53) 
Brevities 

In a discussion on the library service of a provincial city we pointed 
out to a councillor that the city spent more annually on public conveniences 
than on its public library. He replied that the former were a necessity and 
the latter merely an amenity, and he was shocked when we argued the converse. 

(Desiderata, v. 5, no. 47, 11-21-52) 
Addenda 

The article by Dr. Edgar F. Mauer on Muscae volitantes, abstracted in 
our last issue, was printed in Science, vol. 116, no. 3025, Dec. 19, 1952, 
p. 603, a reference we apologize for having omitted. 



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Editor (on leave): Everett Moore. Acting Editor. Gordon Williams. Contri- 
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Horn, Paul M. Miles, Betty Rosenberg, Helene E. Schimansky, Wilbur J. Smith, 
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Volume 6, Number 17 



May 22, 1953 



From the Librarian 



Ann 



Arbor. Today I 
and 



an on the camous of the {'niversity of Michigan, 



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1 1 1 n g t h e~ M a i n and the Clements libraries, two collections very similar to 
our Main and Clark libraries. Tonight the Council of the Bibliographical 
Society of America--I have "worked up" to First Vice ^resident! - -meets for 
dinner, and tomorrow the Society hol^s its Soring Meeting in the William L- 
Clements Library, as guests of Acti:?2 Director Colton Storm. I shall be back 
in my office on Monday morning. 

Earlier this week Mrs. Dorothy Allen, Mr. Williams, and I 
guests of Mrs. Vaughan at a coffee hour in the U. E. S. Library, 
Frances Clarke Sayers, former head of Children's work in the N 



were among the 

to honor 

Y P.L. , and 



whose place is being taken by Frances Lander Spain. 

The loss of Mrs. Spain to the USC Library School is a loss to the entire 
West. Last week Dean Stieg, who plans to be on Fulbright leave in the Phil- 
ippines next year, visited the Clark Library and was my luncheon guest after- 
ward We discussed library education, a matter in which we both have some 
interest . 

At a recent Zamorano luncheon there was a gay christening ceremony for 
W. W. Robinson s Panorama, a pictorial History of Southern Cali fornia. of 
which 50,000 copies have been printed by Ward Ritchie for the Title Insur- 
ance and Trust Company This superb job of selecting and captioning by the 
President of our Friends is available free upon request to the Company, of 
which he is Vice President and Historian, at 433 South Spring Street, Los 
Angeles 13. Better hurry if you want one--the edition is melting away. 

Following that luncheon I called on Jane Levington Comfort, resident of 
my home town of South Pasadena, and received for the Library the first batch 
of manuscripts, letters and memorabilia of her father, the late Will 
Levington Comfort. Our intention is to accumulate from every possible source 
materials for a biography of Comfort- -a writer of great popularity in the 
'teens and 'twenties, whose penultimate novel Apache excited me more than any 
book I have read in recent years, and which I talked about over Tucson way. 

I gave a luncheon last week for Dr, Perceval Gerson, founder of the 
Severance Club, to acknowledge receipt of his collection of California manu- 
scripts—the gift of a group of Dr. Gerson' s friends headed by Paul Jordan- 
Smith and Jake Zeitlin, both of whom were present. 

Another recent luncheon was for Professor Tom English, Chairman of the 
Library Committee and head of the English deDartment, at Emory University in 
Atlanta. Professors Ewing, Jacobs and McClusky, and Messrs. Horn and 
Williams completed the group. Before and after the meal Mr. Williams gave 
Professor English a partial tour of the Main and Branch libraries. 

Mr, Horn and I attended the opening of the Art department's annual ex- 
hibition of Student work-- a dazzling first night. We also looked in on 
Librarian DeWolf and Binding Instructor Lecky, Staff members should not miss 
this show, or the newly hung Hole gallery. The leadership of Professor 
Gibson Danes has resulted in a veritable renaissance in the Art department, 
and we have pledged our support to the building of a bigger and better art 
1 ibrary , 

For forty years I have been reading books by day and by night, in every 
kind of light, and only recently did my eyes begin to tire. Now I have mag- 
nifying glasses and am again rarin' to read! Perhaps I'll tackle War and 
Peace on vacation in August! L-CP- 



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Personnel Notes 



"Shen" Fielder has resigned her position of Principal Library Assistant 
in the Catalog department due to transportation difficulties. 

Kirsten Waller has joined the Catalog department as a Senior Library As- 
sistant. Miss Waller received her B. A. from UCLA in August 19 50 and recently 
was employed by the K- Lund & Company in Oslo, Norway. Miss Waller worked 
for the Geography department, the University Press, and the Office of Rela- 
tions with Schools, while she was both an undergraduate and graduate student 
on this campus. Miss Waller has also several years experience as a Junior 
Librarian with 20th Century Fox Film Corporation. 

Margaret Cameron, who has been employed in the Administrative Office and 
Acquisitions department for the past three summers, was crowned May Queen in 
a ceremony held on the Pomona College campus, and is also President of the 
Associated Women's Students on that campus. We are happy to announce that 
she will join our staff in June. 

Alec Ross, Librarian I in the Acquisitions department, has resigned as 
of June 30. On August 1 he will join the Kansas University Library staff as 
head of the Acquisitions department. 

Recent Visitors 

Professor Leon Howard of the Department of English brought three visi- 
tors to the Department of Special Collections on May 5: Professor Mikio 
Hiramatsu, a teacher from Keio University, Tokyo (who is on his way to Dublin 
to attend a conference), and two local members of the P.E.N- society, Miss 
Harriet Hinsdale and Mr. Joseph Joel Keith. 

Miss Doris Ryder Watts, Coordinator of Work with Young People at the 
Long Beach Public Library, and former member of the UCLA Catalog department, 
toured the library on May 1, and Mr. John C. Cuneo of Modesto visited librar- 
ians Horn and Mink on the 3rd of May, 

Sir Robert Hadow. British Consul General , visited the library briefly 
after his lecture to Professor Clinton Howard's History 5-B class on May 12. 
Following a visit with Librarian Powell, Sir Robert examined the Sadleir col- 
lection, Wilbur Smith acting as his guide. 

Staff Association 

Members of the Staff Association voted decisively in favor of affilia- 
tion with the Staff Organizations Round Table of the American Library Asso- 
ciation. Dues have been forwarded and membership established as of May 1, 
1953- 

Seminar Held on the "New' Typography 

The final seminar of the series on printing and printers was held in 
the Department of Special Collections, Monday eve, May 11. Among the twenty 
men in attendance were UCLA librarians Powell, Williams, Archer, Johansen 
and Wilson, and professors Dearing and Hussey of the faculty. An exhibition 
of materials relating to recent influences on typographical design was on 
display to illustrate the topic under discussion. The co-chairmen of the 
evening were Kemper Nomland, Jr. and William Eshelman, operators of the 
Untide Press, publishers of illiterati and other avant garde publications. 

The exhibition, which will remain on view during May, includes speci- 
mens of the Bauhaus school and other forerunners of "advanced" design. 
Books and pamphlets designed and printed by John Begg, Merle Armitage, Alvin 
Lustig, Ernst Reichl and others were chosen to show typographic trends in 
the books written by Cummings, Patchen, Duncan, Apollinaire and other writ- 
ers who are well known for their unconventional poetry. Some publications 
of local printers and designers, Dahlstrom, Ritchie, Hoffman, Yamada and the 
proprietors of the Untide Press are in the exhibition. 

Audio -Visual Wor k shop 

Sponsored jointly by ALA and the library schools at Berkeley and USC, a 
workshop on audio- visual materials will be held June 19-21 at Founders Hall 
on the USC campus as a pre-ALA convention feature. In addition to the reg- 
ular workshop meetings, there will be two demonstration sessions of the 



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various kinds of audio- vi sual materials, including television. Advance reg- 
istration may be made with Mr. Irving Lieberman, School of Librari anship, 
Berkeley 4. Fee for the entire workshop is $5, or $2 for a single day's 
at tendance, 



Book Auctions in Japan 

Dave Heron, now \].S. Embassy Librarian in Tokyo, has written Wilbur 
Smith an account of book auctions in Japan which differ so much from our own 
that we reprint the account herewith. 

The other evening I wished I were Larry Powell. A friend of 
mine who is a language officer at the Embassy has an acquaintance who 
runs a book store in the Kanda district of Tokyo (which is of course 
the center of the book business in Japan) took me along for an eve- 
ning with the secondhand book dealers' association, held in their 
headquarters, the building in which they hold their auctions. It 
was a very pleasant evening devoted to questions on their part about 
American publishing, bookstores, and libraries, and most particularly 
about second-hand books in the US; on our part about the same in 
Japan. I was able to shield my ignorance behind Dan's translation, 
and learned in return quite a bit about the way books are distrib- 
uted around Kanda. 

Their auctions are all held in this one building. A man who 
has more books on hand than he needs takes them (or sends them 
through an agent) to the auctions. These are held every day, with 
four different types of sale held on successive days. Post-Meij i 
(recent the competition for this, they say, far exceeds that for 
the old and rare), Pre-Meiji, Foreign, and Periodicals. The room 
is about 40 feet on a side, with a smooth hardwood floor in the 
center surrounded by tatami matting. The participants sit around on 
the matting. The seller of a book slides it out onto the hardwood 
floor with an envelope attached, the latter inscribed with his name. 
The bidders write their figures (and names) on small slips of paper 
and put them in the envelopes. A disinterested member withdraws the 
slips after the book has made the rounds and the high man and the 
seller conduct the sale. I've never been to one of the things, but 
it surprises me that with all the stuff they handle they can come 
anywhere close on prices, without benefit of published lists of 
auction prices. If I knew more about the business or the language 
it might not be so puzzling. Of course practically all the used 
books in Japan pass across that floor, so a man who hung around a 
lot would certainly learn a lot. 

Ribliotri vi a 

The following item, taken from the issue of the Connecticut Courant for 
September 23rd, 1799, was called to our attention in the Dartmouth College 
Library bulletin for April, 1953- 

Whereas I, Daniel Clay, through misrepresentation, was induced 
to post my wife Rhoda in the papers, I now beg leave to inform the 
public, that I have again taken her to wife, after settling all our 
domestic broils in an amicable manner, so that everything as usual, 
goes on like clock work. 



Be 1 o w it, 
quatrain; 



the amiable editor of the Courant has added the following 



Divorced, like scissars rent in twain, 
Each mourn' d the rivet out;-- 

Now whet and rivitted again, 

They make the old shears cut. 

It would be a pleasure to know who Daniel Clay was. As Norman 
Douglas said in a famous footnote, one would like to shake his hand. 
He had the grace to stand up and acknowledge his bad judgement in 
public, and to make what seem to have been vigorous amends. 



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Best-Seller Lists and Book Quality 

Paul Jordan- Smith, Literary Editor of the Los Angeles Times, had such a 

wonderful outburst in his column of May 10, 1953, we think it worth reprintin; 

and do so here by kind permission of Mr. Jordan-Smith and the Los Angeles 
Tines. 



[ in in the mood for writing a rather angry sermon this morn 
about statistics, polls, intelligence tests, educational and psy 
chological experts and best-seller lists. My anger is not so mu 
directed at these things in themselves as at the way people take 
them as absolutes, proving this or that. 

I have already expressed myself about best-seller lists. I 
not approve of them because they influence too many people in bu 
ing second-rate books. It is not the fault of the list but of 
people who want popular goods and feel that the list will guide 
them to the most popular and therefore to the best. And that is 
not true. 

All that a best seller list shows is that a certain book is 
leading sales in the large stores of say 15 or 20 cities. It pr 
nothing about the quality of a book or its lasting power. You c 
look over the lists of the past half century and get proof of th 

The best seller may be a good book or a very poor one. Get 
big sales may be owing to a catchy title or a timely theme, The 
book may hold attention for a century or only for a month. The 
does not prove what the seeker wants. 

Ovid Pierce's recent novel, "The plantation," is a quietly 
written novel with a magic in it that will probably make it endu 
long after the best-selling novels of this month are forgotten, 

Nor do I find myself impressed by the various polls that ar 
being taken to prove who is going to be President, who believes 
Russia will make peace, how many people like to read this magazi 
or that. These polls are supposed to be made by experts, but th 
need to be read by even greater experts if they are to be transl 
into significant meaning. And I do not hapDen to believe they h 
any real value. 

Bernard Shaw, after looking over an impressive page of econ 
statistics, made this crack; "If all economists were laid end t 
end they would not reach a conclusion. " 

As for intelligence tests, they are interesting, but I have 
noted that several of the most eminent mathematicians and litera 
men of the last generation failed to impress their teachers with 
intelligence during their adolescent days. 

Most of all I distrust those psychological "experts" who si 
in judgment on children's books, barring the doors to all witche 
magic carpets, genii, fairies and "little people" of Irish bogs 
the nursery, commending only those dull "socially significant" 
little books in which milkmen, postmen and all groups and occupa 
tions whatsoever enter as "nice people" busy about good deeds. 
Praise heaven, Hans Christian Andersen, the Grimm brothers and 
Andrew Lang got their popular books published before experts en- 
tered with their notions about what children should read. 



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tributors to this issue: H. Richard Archer, Paul M. Miles, Helene Schimansky, 
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Volume 6. Number 18 



June 5, 1953 



From the Librarian 

Two things have dominated the past two weeks; the nearly heart breaking, 
lost- at- the- 1 ast- minute fight for the stack addition, and budget preparation 
for 1954/55- Mr. Horn played a central role in both, with loyal support 
from many of the staff. We are coming up slowly from off the floor, pre- 
pared to start fighting for victory next year. And it will be a fight from 
now on as it has not been before. Fortunately, we have a strong local lead- 
er, lacking since Provost Dykstra - ' s death three years ago last month. The 
new belligerence is bracing! 

A variety of happenings filled the earlier part of this week. On Sunday 
I was one of a studen t - f acul ty community committee to plan the Model United 
Nations scheduled for this campus next year. This will be the third annual 
western college conference on United Nations affairs- and the student direct- 
or is Aly Wassil. who will be remembered by the staff as last year's winner 
of the Campbell Contest. Friends Bay at the Huntington Library got squeezed 
off my calendar, because of the time it takes to drive to San Marino and 
back. In some ways one feels closer to, say, the British Museum than to 
traffic- isolated local libraries. 

On Tuesday I was a member of the Committee to administer the qualifying 
oral to Jack Thygersson, ph. D. candidate in English, and holder this year 
and next of the Clark Library Graduate Fellowship. 

In the midst of the stack fight last week. Vice President Baldwin Woods, 
head of the Extension Division and Chairman of the Statewide Building Com- 
mittee, called together several of us responsible for buildings housing 
collections- -Chemi stry , Geology, Zoology. Anthropology, Library His pur- 
pose was to warn of present and coming legislative austerity and to ask if 
we foresaw terminal points to "open-end" collections. 

My reply given with some fervor, was that I expected to bring the UCLA 
libraries to a basic, essential, hand picked 2,000,000 volumes in the next 
(how many?) years, then leave my successor with the terminal headache. So 
now, just when Mr. Horn thought he was in the clear for a few days, I have 
asked him to restate our collecting program in three-dimensional terms of 
time, numbers and space, I believe he has spoken to Mr. Williams about it. 

Mrs Vaugha". Professor Ewing ; Mr Horn and I met to discuss the future 
of the Children's Literature course given so successfully by her this 
semester 

Professors Hussey and Jacobs, outgoing and incoming Library Committee 
chairmen, met with Messrs. Williams, Horn and me, to determine the amount of 
book money to be requested for 1954/55- The sum agreed on was large, the 
needs are larger. 

I rarely listen to anything but music on the radio, nor do I look at 
television having as a librarian more urgent and prior uses for my eyes. 
There is one radio speaker, however, who compels me to put down whatever I 
am doing and give him my absolute and delighted attention. He is Gilbert 
Highet, the Glasgow-born Scot : now professor of Latin in Columbia University, 
whose 'Talks about Books' are broadcast weekly (Sunday, 9 15 to 9 30 a.m. ) 
over KFAC and sponsored by the Pickwick Bookshop. A selection of these 
talks has been published as Books, People and places, and anyone who doesn't 
read it is just not well read! Highet' s radio delivery is incomparably good, 
adding grace and humor to sense and wit. Don t miss him. 

L CP 



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Personnel Notes 

Martha Brooks has joined the staff as a Senior Library Assistant in the 
Biomedical Reading Room. Miss Brooks received her B A in January '53 from 
UCLA and before that had worked for approximately four years in the Rose 
City Branch Library. Portland, Oregon. 

Cynthia Bruce has accepted the position of Senior Library Assistant in 
the Periodicals Room. Miss Bruce received her B A from the University of 
Michigan and attended graduate school there, majoring in Library Science for 
a short time. She worked in the General Library while attending the Univer- 
sity and recently was employed by the University of California Medical 
School Library. 

Pat Walter has resigned her position as L- 1 in the Circulation Depart- 
ment to accept the position of Librarian for the Atomic Energy Project on 
the campus. 

Barbara Ritchey has resigned her position as Typist Clerk in the Catalog 
Department to remain home and devote full time to her family. 

Barbara Rollinson has resigned her position of Senior Library Assistant 
in the Reserve Book Room. 

Visitors to the Library 

Mrs. Makiko Yamamoto, of the American Embassy Library, Tokyo, visited 
the Department of Special Collections on May 21. 

Staff Association News 

The June meeting of the Staff Association will be held Tuesday afternoon, 
June 9, from 4-5 p.m. in the Staff Room. The program will include the follow- 
ing items. 

1. Nomination of 3 staff members to be delegates to the 
Staff Organizations Round Table meeting during ALA, 
(Nominations from the floor will be asked for, so be 
thinking of likely candidates.) 

2. Discussion of personnel policies. 

3. A brief talk by Dick and (it is hoped) Margery Hughes on 

the Liberian library they will return to this June. 

4. Bill Bellm's description of the special library exhibits 

he is assembling for display during ALA 

From Also to Zero 

"Little Magazines'" and other miscellaneous periodicals (which have been 
under the supervision of the Department of Special Collections for the past 
two years) have been transferred to the Periodicals Room. The project, re- 
cently completed, included approximately 150 continuations, many of them 
avant garde publications such as Also, Circle, Death, Gale, Golden Goose, 
Inferno, Polemic, Scrutiny, Suck-Egg Mule, Wake, and Zero Miss Betty Norton, 
Mrs, Dorothy Mitchell of Serials, and Mrs. Kay Harrant and Mrs. Margery 
Hughes of Reference were on the receiving end of the transfer which was 
initiated by H- Richard Archer in Special Collections. 

In the future, Special Collections will continue to receive and shelve 
for reference use the following journals. Book Club of California News 
Letter and Keepsakes, The Book Collector, Bookman, Bottles and Bins, The 
Branding Iron, California Historical Society Notes, Bancroftiana, The, 
Desert Rat, Forty Four , and Hoj a Volante, the quarterly of the Zamorano Club. 

Certain important files of well known literary and critical journals 
have been processed for cataloging. these are publications no longer current, 
and they are listed in the Department of Special Collections card catalogue. 
The Apple, Broom, Coterie, The Little Man, Little Review, The OutCast Poets, 
This Quarter, Tiger's Eye, and Two Worlds Monthly 

Recent Slavic Acquisitions 



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ical Dictionary of Persons Who Perished During the Yea r s, 1917-1918, and sev- 
eral items of Californiana which call to mind imperial Russia's interest in 
this area early in the last century. 

Murder and Suicide 

The Clark Library was recently the recipient of a tragic, bloody, and 
circumstantial tale of horror, the gift of Herbert Reichner of New York. This 
very rare broadside (only two other copies known) is A true and wonderful 
relation of a murther committed in the Parish of Newington, the 12th day of 
this present January. By a maid who poysoned her self, and cut the throat of 
a child. London, printed for T. Benskin, in Green's Rents, neer Fleet-Bridge 
1681. " 

Conference on International Aspects of Librarianship 

A "Conference on International Aspects of Librarianship ' will be held at 
the University of Chicago, August 17-21, under the auspices of the Graduate 
Library School. Headed by Luther H. Evans, Librarian of Congress, a disting- 
uished panel of speakers will discuss such topics as the UNESCO library pro- 
gram, the U.S. State Department system of information libraries, problems in 
the acquisition of foreign publications, foreign bibliographical organization, 
and contemporary library developments in Europe, Latin America, and the Middle 
East, For further details see the complete announcement at the Reference Desk. 

Transportation Pool During ALA Conference 

Owing to the difficulties of downtown parking, the Staff Association 
plans to organize a transportation pool which will function during the ALA 
Convention. Those who will be attending meetings are asked to cooperate by 
signing, as drivers or riders, the list which will be posted shortly on the 
official bulletin board in the Catalog Department, 

We Love It! 

"Second, I want to thank the librarians. Every scholar knows that with 
rare exceptions librarians are the most helpful, the most resourceful, and, 
may I add the most grievously underpaid of mortals. To single out any one 
of them for special recognition would do injustice to the many others who 
assisted me in the preparation of this book. 

Preface to The Forging of American Socialism.; by Howard H. Quint. 

University of South Carolina Press, 1953. 

Biblio trivia 

The Library recently acquired a rather large collection of Court Direct- 
ories of Great Britain dating from 1745 to 1818. Judging from the number of 
titles published concurrently there was keen competition in this field, a 
conclusion confirmed by the sharp and non-mealy mouthed statement on the 
title page of one of them. Millcm's Universal Register, Correct and Complete 
to May 1, 17k8: "...The Second Edition. I hope I may justly say. the most 
correct Book of this Kind that ever was printed, free from the numberless 
notorious Blunders and Absurdities of the wrong-headed Li stmaking-Herd, who 
in their last Edition, are only copyers of my old Lists, with additional 
Errors Etc. " 

John Millan's own second edition has not been checked for Blunders and 
Absurdities, but one is reminded of Blumenbachs famous statement that 
'Boerhaave's teacher Drelincourt collected from the writings of his pre- 
decessors no less than 262 groundless hypotheses on generation, and nothing 
is more certain than that his own system made the 263rd. " Of course scholars 
are always willing to sacrifice a good story to accuracy, and one such, F.J. 
Cole, has commented that 'How Blumenbach made the number up to 262 is a 
mystery, .the total is excessive." 

The Poet in the Stacks 

The following verse, printed in the CU News, Vol. 8, No. 19, May 14, 
1953, is undoubtedly more pertinent to that publication than ours, for our 
own stacks have no more room for books, let alone hanging librarians but the 
pun is too good to wait for a more suitable occasion. 



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Librarians 

hanged in the stacks, 

ALA be praised 

the standards are raised" 

(Robert Henry Flood, The Bashful Chair) 



Sun born of the Sword 



The power of books, and even names, to evoke the imagination of the 
scholar and true book-lover is no better illustrated than by a recent letter 
to Librarian Powell from Harold Lamb, distinguished author and Friend of the 
UCLA Library. Here, then, is the suggestion; who will pursue it? 

Dear Larry May 15, 1953 

I was fascinated by your MERCURIUS tract, mentioning the 
voyage into Tartary of Heliogenes de L'Epy. That name alone 
stirs the imagination, Could there be a Sun-born of the Sword? 

But why appeal to research students? This traveler with- 
tongue- in-cheek opens up new possibility for the Library of 
the University of California at Los Angeles. Exhibit the 
voyagers who never left home- such as Mandeville- the 
Cosmographers such as Solinus- who charted the world by 
imagination and peopled it with appealing monsters. They 
were very popular, I have an Aldine Solinus, with all the 
fables, nicely printed in 1518, a dozen centuries after the 
author ceased to be. 

(Munchausen- the original M, - actually went to Russia, but 
the author of The Ancient Mariner never went to sea, ) 

No, fables endure where texts of prosaic realities fade 
out of print. The omnivorous reading public refuses to part 
with its dreams. How long were the Golden Old Woman, the Dog 
headed People, the .Amazons themselves sought in the steppes 
of Russia. Such real wonders as mastodons preserved in the 
iced river banks of Siberia went unheeded except by ivory hunt- 
ing Tungusis and Samoyeds. Explorers searched for Prester John. 

What vistas all this opens up for the Library! Where is 
your collection of the fables that would not die? Solinus as 
an ungeographer , Claudius Ptolemy solemnly resurrected as the 
cartographer of the earth eleven centuries after his time. 
I have an edition of Ptolemy, 1598, with the end half of the 
book filled up with the modern" maps of the navigators. 
Yet Ptolemy's archaic continents are still top-billed. If it 
is geography, it must be Ptolemy. The New Found Lands" provide 
the curiosity. 

Books that survived after death. A new species. Where 
is your bibliophile instinct? Yesterday at Dawson s I bought 
for too low a price a fine Plantin edition of Vegetius DE RE 
MILITARI, 1585. So beautifully edited it is. the volume is filled 
out with the texts of Vegetius* sources (of Roman days) and 
a noble Commentary by a nobleman Godescalc whose portrait is 
engraved at the age of 32, This Elizabethan age military expert 
comments, phrase for phrase, on the unique and masterly noblest 
Roman of them all, who said once and for all what military science 
is. His annotations have the enthusiasm of Erasmus'-- Desid. of 
Rotterdam' s - ANNOTATION ES of the New Testament. 

Yet Vegetius, mentor of marshals until Frederick the Great, 
was a mundane civilian with merely a gift of phrasing. 

L' Epy surely suggests new research by the Library itself. 

Ever thine 

/s/ Harold 



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Editor (on leave). Everett Moore. Acting Editor- Gordon Williams. Contri- 
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Dimitry M. Krassovsky, Paul M- Miles, Helen G. More, Helene E. Schimansky, 
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June 19, 1953 



From the Librarian 

This morning I am at the Huntington Hotel in Pasadena to give a welcom 
ing talk to the Institute on Library Work with Children and Young People, 
jointly sponsored by the ALA C L A ., University Extension and the Univer- 
sity Library, and of which Mrs. Vaughan is a member of the steering committee. 

Tonight I am the after-dinner speaker (South of Tehachapi Some Novels 
About Southern California ') at a Biltmore Hotel meeting of the National 
Association of State Libraries. 

Tomorrow afternoon the Manuscript Society (new name of the National 
Society of Autograph Collectors) is meeting in Soecial Collections to hear 
Colton Storm. Acting Director of the Clements Library, speak on Lincoln. 
Wilbur J. Smith has succeeded Justin G. Turner as Chairman of the local 
chapter. 

Tomorrow evening I shall be at a meeting of the Advisory Committee of 
the Association of Research Libraries. This association, of which UCLA is 
one of the fifty members, is meeting on Sunday at the Clark Library. Mrs. 
Davis. Mr. Horn, and Mr. Mylan. are assisting with arrangements'. 

Next week the ALA Conference will dominate the lives of most of us'. 
Details in the next issue. 

Friends Day last week was one of the best we have held'. In Stephen 
Spender s talk, on the problem of a writer's personality, I found much of 
relevance'. Many others had the same reaction. Thanks to Professor Ewing 
the Library now has the manuscript of Mr'. Spender's address which he did 
not follow. A glance at the holograph,, written at top speed and almost to- 
tally illegible,, will explain why'. We are grateful to Professor and Mrs'. 
E.N. Hooker for having persuaded Mr'. Spender to accept Professor Ewing' s in- 
vitation to speak and to W. W. Robinson and the Friends for their sponsor- 
ship, and Mr'. Bellin for the Spender exhibit'. 

The staff who knew her will share my sorrow upon the death of Hildur 
Johnson McCafferty former Secretary- stenographer in Acquisitions and my 
office. 

Professors Dick, Ewing Hooker and Swedenberg recently met with me to 
plan the second Clark Library Seminar to be held on October 31st. Those in- 
terested may obtain a printed copy of the papers given at the first Seminar. 

Last Friday I lunched with John Smith in Santa Barbara'. On the same 
day Mr'. Horn attended a meeting of the President's Administrative Advisory 
Committee and reported on optimum sizes of research libraries'. On Tuesday 
in my absence Mr. Horn attended a meeting of the Chancellor's Administrative 
Counci 1' 

Most of the staff know the jewel we have in Bill Bellin. His art work 
on signs and elsewhere in the Library, and the high style of the exhibits he 
arranges, are often commented upon warmly by many of our patrons'. I have al- 
ways wanted a mobile in my office to offset my own sedentary habits, and 
once upon a long time ago I asked Mr'. Bellin if he would make me one'. It 
was worth waiting for! Don't take my word for it. come in and view it'. I 
have seen a lot of mobiles, including a retrospective show in London of those 
by Alexander Calder, the American sculptor who invented this art form, back 
about 1910 but I have never seen a more beautiful or beautifully appropriate 
one than Bellin' s'. The Spaniards call the palo verde tree lluvia de oro- 
golden shower and that's the way this aerial contrivance looks to me, with 
its shimmering motifs of poplar and eucalyptus leaves'. 

L.C.P. 



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Personnel Notes 

Robert Canny has joined the Circulation Department as a Librarian 1'. 
Canny received his library degree from the University of Denver in 1938, 
and was subsequently employed first at the Denver Public Library, and then 
the past three years as Librarian at the Denver Post. 

Robertson has joined the Acquisitions Department as a Librarian 1 
on a temporary appointment'. Mrs. Robertson received her library degree from 
Western Reserve in 1950'. Following graduation she worked at the San Marino 
Public Library, and has been Assistant Post Librarian at Ft'. Ord for the last 
year. 

Winifred Vaughan of the UES Library was married recently to Russell 
U?lker of the ply 111 ? Tiger Air Lines. She reports new pleasure in children's 
books now that she has a seven year old daughter, Sharon, with whom to read 
them. 

Resignations have been received from the following employees Pauline 
Bortman, Typist Clerk in the Circulation Department, who will be married in 
the near future: Barbara McAfoos, Typist Clerk. Circulation Department who 
will reenter UCLA as a full-time student Carol Fuery, Senior Library As- 
sistant Circulation Department, to devote full time to her family, 'Lynn" 
Whitworth. Senior Library Assistant, Reference Department in order to remain 
at home with her family. 

Helen Henderson has joined the staff as a Senior Library Assistant in 
the Reserve Book Room. firs. Henderson attended Western Reserve University in 
Cleveland, Ohio, and for the past four years has been employed by the Treas- 
ury Department, Division of Disbursement in Cleveland' Mrs. Henderson has 
also worked for approximately two years as a Junior Library Aide with the 
Cleveland Public Library'. 

Charlotte Rohe has accepted the position of Senior Library Assistant in 
the Catalog Department. Miss Rohe is a graduate of Mount St. Mary's College 
having received her B. A. in May of this year'. While a student there, Miss 
Rohe was Assistant Librarian in the catalog Department'. 

Gerard Aboulker, student assistant in the Circulation Department, has 
just been awarded a $500 purchase prize and a $500 scholarship (to be taken 
where he likes) by the Jewish Art League of New York for his oil painting 
Young Artists. 

Visitors 

On June 1 Torben Palsbo, Assistant Librarian of the University Library 
Copenhagen, visited us on his way home to Denmark after four months of work- 
ing as a member of the staff at CU. His observations indicate a quite funda- 
mental difference in basic policy between Danish and American Libraries in 
regard to library acquisitions in Denmark the professors are expected to 
acquire large personal libraries for research in their own specialty rather 
than rely on the university s library for such specialized materials'. The 
library itself is open for borrowing only from 12 to 3 daily; but the librar- 
ians must work somewhat longer. 

On June 5, Marian Patterson, of the Academy of Medicine, Toronto, Canada, 
visited the Biomedical Library and Department of Special Collections. 

Mr'. Leonard A. Willoughby. of the Institute of Germanic Languages and 
Literature, University of London, visited the Department of Special Collec- 
tions with a member of the German Department. 

On June 9, Dr. Charles Sheard Professor Emeritus of Optical physics, 
Mayo Foundation, and father-in-law of Chancellor Allen, visited the Library'. 

On June 10, Mr'. Martin Golding. of Columbia University, visited the 
Department of Special Collections', 

On June 11, 'Jrs. John Eaton (Eugenia Ralvorsen), former member of the 
Catalog Department visited the Library with her baby daughter. 

Recent Gifts to the Libra ry 

The Library has recently received several outstanding gifts. Unfortun 
ately there is not space here to list them all. but the following are of 
particular interest. 

Mr. Ira Gershwin presented the library with ten items, among which are 
George Gershwin's Song Book. New York, 1932, with illustrations by Alajalov'. 

is the limited (300 copies) first edition and is signed by both Gershwin 
and the illustrator, an original letter from Richard Wagner to Dannreuther 



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dated April 15, 1879, regarding the London production of the Me i s te rsinger 
and Tristan and four quartets of Arnold Schoenberg privately recorded in 
four albums (,21 records) and signed by the composer'. 

Mi' Justin Turner enabled the library to purchase the original unpub- 
lished manuscript of a story by Maria Edgeworth entitled The Most LJnfor tunate 
Day In My Life. 

Mr'. Charles Brown presented the Library with a copy of Oi tou K^llimachou 
kurenaiou umnoi te, kai ep i grammata, Glasgow, 17 40. This copy is particular- 
ly interesting because the evidence of notes throughout the text and on the 
title page indicates that it was once in the collection of Elizabeth and 
Robert Browning. 

Mr. Harold Lamb presented to the Library the manuscript of his Theodora 
and the Emperor the Drama of Justinian and Mr'. Paul I. Wellman presented 
the manuscript of his The Comancheros . These make very welcome additions to 
the manuscripts already given the Library by these two distinguished authors'. 

Land of Fiction " 

As a feature of special interest to visiting librarians during the ALA 
Convention, William Bellin of the Department of Special Collections has ar- 
ranged an exhibit on Southern California writers and their locale, from the 
time of Helen Hunt Jackson's Ramona to the present. Centered around the 
group of materials discussed by Mr. Powell in Land of Fiction, the exhibit 
includes history and romances, society and satires, movies, murder, personal 
testaments, and science fiction. Appearing with their respective published 
works are a number of the original manuscripts and some contemporary photo- 
graphs showing locale. In addition to such regional literary landmarks as 
Angel's Flight by Don Ryan, Fig Tree John by Edwin Corle. and Greener Than 
You Think, by Ward Moore, two notable first editions on display are those of 
Ramona and Jacob Peek, Orange Grower. The latter item, together with the 
accompanying manuscript and other Sidney Burchell materials, is a recent gift 
to the Library of the author's daughter, Mrs'. Katherine Burchell Siemon'. The 
science fiction portion of the display has been graciously loaned by Mr'. 
Forest J'. Ackerman of Beverly Hills'. The exhibit will continue through 
July 10'. 

A Dangerous Fellow-, John Milton 

The annual encampment of the D. A. R, in Washington in late in April is a 
phenomenon which the most blase of the old residents still find hard to be- 
lieve'. But every year, as punctually as the swallows, the same ladies ar- 
rive, resplendent in bandoleers of flowers and the red, white, and blue 
ribbons which are the emblemata of the order'. They meet and resolve the na- 
tion into safety and security according to their lights and provide a certain 
amount of headshaking for the thoughtful. During the latest gathering a 
Daughter visiting the Folger's exhibition gallery was overheard to say to 
her fellow travellers; "I always feel so safe here'. Wouldn't it be wonder- 
ful if we could get people to read Shakespeare instead of all those red mo- 
dern writers." The lady little knows that the Folger Library also harbors 
the works of John Milton, who counselled rebellion, commended the cutting 
off of the King's head, and had other dangerous thoughts. 

{Report from the Folger Library, vol'. 4 No. 3, May 27, 1953) 

Clark Library 

The pleas of Mercurius Redivivus do not go unheeded. Scarcely was the 
last number off the press than Dr. Douglas Grant of the University of Toronto 
appeared at the Clark Library to survey the Library's holdings of the works 
of the Duchess of Newcastle. Dr. Grant, who is preparing for publication a 
study of the life and works of the eccentric prolific 17th century authoress, 
stopped by California on his way to a summer of research in England'. 

Dr. Pauline Alderman, Professor of Music at the University of Southern 
California, brought her graduate seminar on Introduction to Bibliography to 
the Clark Library on June 4. After a tour, the students examined and dis- 
cussed selections from the Music collection illustrative of 17th and 18th 
century music and theory. 



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The Collector and the Historian 



Justin Turner, 
UCLA Library gave a 
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address to the last annual meeting of the 
d Local History, a portion of which has 
lectors' Journal, Vol'. V, No'. II, Winter, 
ry" the address reports on the great riches 
e hands of private collectors, and the prog- 
now being expended in making these systema- 
ians, and collectors'. Librarians are es- 
collector for many boons, and such efforts 
e manuscript holdings of the Society's 
greater obligation'. 



Librarian John Smith of Santa Barbara has just issued the first number 
of Bulletin, Santa Barbara public Library, and announced its continuation on 
a monthly basis'. This is an informative and well arranged publication an- 
nouncing exhibits, gifts, publications etc', as well as giving news of per- 
sonnel and notes from the Librarian'. 

Bibliotrivia 

The following announcement from the Roxburghe Club is another indica- 
tion of the wide influence exerted by library cataloging - as well as the 
wide interests of Librarian Thompson of the University of Kentucky'. 



920.2 
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Thompson, Lawrence Sidney, 19 16-- 

3ibliological mendicancy, or, From chicken-house to court-house. 
San Francisco. University Club, June 18, 1953. 6. 30 p.m'. 

45 minutes, well illustrated. 

Issued by the Roxburghe Club of San Francisco 



1. Librarians. Reminiscences. 2. Beggars. 3. Books. I- Roxburghe Club 
of San Francisco. I. Title. II. Title: From chicken -house to court house. 



ZT54: 1953 




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Editor (on leave); Everett Moore. Acting Editor; Gordon Williams'. Contri- 
butors to this issue: H- Richard Archer, William B- Conway, Deborah King.- 
Paul M. Miles, Relene E. Schimansky, Florence G. Williams. 



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Volume 6, Number 20 



July 3, 1953 



From the Librarian 

The ALA Conference found me living all week at the Statler. I have nev- 
er had a better week, talking and listening, moving about and sitting still, 
glad to be a member of this small but mighty profession. Many of our staff 
contributed to the success of the conference. I think particularly of Johanna 
Allerding. who was in charge of Registration, etc.; of Ardis Lodge who man- 
aged the tour to campus, of the Clark Library staff who were all out all 
week, with ARL Sunday, ALA Wednesday, and MLA Saturday, of those who groped 
through light haze ; ' to town and back to serve on various desks, and Mr. Horn 
who was in charge of refreshments at ARL, and together with Mr. Williams, 
kept me in daily touch with more than one problem. 

Of all those I heard I was moved the most by Will Ready's talk to the 
General Session on the Literature of the West. By West ' he meant the entire 
Occidental world, from the New Testament to Sherlock Holmes. It was one of 
the most mind- stimul ating, heart- shaking, soul inspiring utterances I have 
ever heard, 

A close second to Ready was Chet Huntley, who spoke of the troubles be- 
setting a radio commentator who seeks to present all sides of controversial 
issues. Following on Piesident Eisenhower s encouraging message. Huntley's 
speech was perfectly timed. He is in the American tradition, of Franklin, 
Washington. Jefferson and Lincoln, would there were more like him, particu- 
larly in Southern California. 

I had the honor of preceding Huntley on that program Mine was a state- 
ment (included in an appendix to this issue) authorized by President Sproul 
and Chancellor Allen, of our plan to open a graduate library school at UCLA, 
a year from this fall, providing the Regents and the Legislature approve the 
Chancellor s budget request for it. 

Nearly disastrous was the American Library History Round Table, sched- 
uled for 10 a, m. in a Biitmore room. Neither the chairman nor my fellow 
speaker had appeared at 10 15. and I was ready to speak out of the three cor- 
ners of my mouth, when Professor Wayne Shirley rushed in and asked me where 
was the other local speaker he had written asking me to line up. when Profes 
sor Shores had begged off. No letter had ever reached me! I was not unwill- 
ing of course to give more than my prepared talk on the attempted theft of 
the Bay Psalm Book, but was kinder to the audience by impressing my seatmate, 
Colton Storm, to rush over to the Statler and rush back with the talk on man- 
uscripts in American History, which he had successfully given to a meeting in 
our Library three days before! 

Breakfasts on successive days were with Bob Vosper (Kansas). Fleming 
Bennett (Arizona), Ned Stanford (Minnesota). Neal Harlow (British Columbia), 
Wayne Shirley (Pratt Institute). Skip Graham (Louisville), and most hopeful 
of all, with a group of librarians from Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Cali- 
fornia, to plan a Southwest Library Conference possibly for 1956. 

Death last Friday of University Controller Olof Lundberg takes away one 
of the best friends this campus ever had. Time and again he proved himself 
a true statewide officer. We can ill afford to lose such. 

L.C. P. 



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Personnel Notes 

Muriel Bennett has joined the staff in the Circulation Department as a 
Senior Library Assistant. Mrs. Bennett received her B. A from Queens Col 
lege, New York, in 1947, her General Elementary Credential from UCLA in 
1950,' and recently was teaching in Bedondo Beach at Lincoln School. 

Valentine Goldman has accepted the position of Senior Library Assistant 
in the Graduate Reading Room. Mrs. Goldman received her B S from the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania. 

Joyce Kerin has joined the Circulation Department as a Typist-Clerk. 
Mrs. Kerin received her B. A. from the University of Redl ands in 1946, and 
for the last five years taught in the Alameda School District, Downey, Cali- 
fornia. 

Isabel Knight has accepted the position of Senior Library Assistant in 
the Undergraduate Library. Miss Knight received her B. A. from UCLA in 1951 
and while doing graduate work on campus worked for the Bureau of Occupations 
as a Senior Typist-Clerk. 

Margaret Cameron Neerhout has accepted the position of Secretary- 
Stenographer in the Librarian s Office. Mrs, Neerhout has worked in the Li- 
brary (both Acquisitions and the Librarian's Office) each summer since 1949, 
and has just received her B. A from Pomona College. 

Elaine Wessel has joined the staff of the Catalog Department as a 
Typist-Clerk Mrs. Wessel received her B. A, in 1952 from UCLA and has been 
employed as a Counselor in Santa Barbara at Devereux School, 

We are happy to announce the following reclassifications Gladys 
Coryell to Librarian 3 Rudolf Engelbarts to Librari an- 3: Dorothy Harmon to 
Librarian 2, Wilma Fledderman to Principal Library Assistant; Ritsuko 
Kawakami to Principal Library Assistant; Betty Nelson to Principal Library 
Assistant, Florence Williams to Secretary, Barbara McKinney to Secretary- 
Stenographer, and Sally Klein to Senior Typi st ■ CI erk. 

Resignations have been received from Sema English, Typist Clerk, Ac- 
quisitions Department, to make her home in Washington, D. C. , Margery Hughes, 
Senior Library Assistant. Reference Department, to return to Liberia, Marilyn 
Mclntyre. Senior Library Assistant. Undergraduate Library,, to make her home 
in Long Beach, California, Ryvanne Susser, Laboratory Helper, Photographic 
Service, to join her husband, now in Arizona with the Armed Forces, and 
Irene Woodworth. Principal Library Assistant, Biomedical Reading Room, to 
make her home in Compton, California. 

Dorothy Shultz. Senior Typist Clerk in the Librarian s Office, has 
transferred to the Art Department Office. 

Vi si to rs 

Herbert Sterner of the German Department. Pennsylvania State College, 
visited the Department of Special Collections to use the Schnitzler Collec- 
tion. Parsegh Der Hagopian visited the Library to present the galley proofs 
of his new novel Parvin as well as a copy of the finished book. Marion 
Milczewski. Assistant Librarian at UC. was the luncheon guest Monday of 
Richard Brian and Deborah King. Other visitors of the last fortnight were: 
Neal Harlow, former Assistant Librarian at UCLA, now Librarian of the Univer- 
sity of British Columbia, Roland F. Scott. Whitman College, Howard McGaw, 
University of Houston; Blanche Moen, University of Minnesota, Gordon Martin,, 
San Jose State College; Kenneth J. LaBudde, University of Kansas City, Dr. 
and Mrs. Sy Weiner, University of Illinois, Mr. and Mrs. Louis T. Griffith, 
University of Georgia, Donald Powell, University of Arizona, Harry Richardson, 
Miami University, Madeline Gilchrist and Clara Kelly, University of Washing- 
ton, Lois Jones, Los Angeles Public Library, Margaret Uridge, University of 
California, Berkeley, William S. Dix, Princeton University, Oda Bali Hansen, 
Washington State College, Janet Ruff, British Library of Political and Econ- 
omic Science, now at St. -Louis Public Library for 1952 53, Russell Goodrich, 
Atascadero, California; Barbara Wright and Marn Louise Albright, Temple 
University, Ada Biestor and Frieda Hinrichi, Michigan State College, Frances 
Thayer, University of California. Berkeley; Joyce McLeod, University of Kan- 
sas, Andrew Eaton, Washington University, Helen Woelfel Army Medical Research 
Laboratory, and Ruth McDonald, Winifred Johnson, and Miss Eleanor Hastings, 
Armed Forces Medical Library. 



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New Telephone Numbers 

The Order and Receiving Sections of the Acquisitions Department now have 
their own phone. The number is 580. The Serials Section's new number is 415 
(823 is no longer in use). Number 623, which Serials formerly shared with 
Gift and Exchange, is now reserved exclusively for Gift and Exchange. 

Spinoza Portrait 

One of the finest special collections at UCLA is the Spinoza library 
formed by the late Professor Abraham Wolf of the University of London. It 
was acquired two years ago by special funds granted by the Regents, and by a 
gift of money donated by UCLA alumnus Frank M. Vanderhoof. It is the largest 
such collection in the Western U.S.. and is still growing.' Included is a 
section of lithographic prints and engravings of Spinoza, mostly original 
prints, but until lately there has not been an oil portrait of the philoso- 
pher. This gap in the collection has just been filled with the acquisition 
of an excellent oil on wood, 17 1/4 X 13 1/8 inches. The artist of this rare 
18th century painting is unknown, but it is a good copy of the famous 
Wol f enbuttler portrait which was painted circa 1665. when Spinoza was about 
33 years old. Little is known of the history of the UCLA copy beyond the 
fact that it somehow reached the bookshop of Zeitlin and Ver Brugge via Am- 
sterdam. 

Catalog Reference Desk 

Commencing 29 June, the Catalog Department will staff the Reference Desk 
at the Public Catalog during the hours 10.00 A.M. to 12:00 M. , and 1:00 P.M. 
to 3 00 P.M. The Reference Department will continue to staff this desk dur- 
ing the other hours. 

Reference Questions 

The Reference Department took a sample survey during May on the number 
and type of reference questions answered. On the basis of the sample, the 
Department answers 75,000 questions a year of all types. 

Un assigned Reading 

The Pomona College chapter of Mortar Board devoted their energies this 
last year toward reminding students that reading can provide pleasure and 
profit for its own sake and is not merely a way to make a passing grade, and 
met with an amazingly good response. First they compiled a bibliography made 
from the recommendations of faculty members, and listed in three categories 
general introduction to the professor s field, great works and light reading 
in that field, and books the professor had found personally valuable in what- 
ever way he chose to interpret the phrase. Even though the bibliography was 
sold, two reprintings of 500 copies each were quickly demanded. The second 
part of their program was a related series of faculty lectures in which se- 
lected professors were invited to speak with the stimulating directive to 
act as if this were the last lecture they would ever be able to give! 

ARL at Clark 



In the quiet of the Clark Library and its grounds, the Association of 
Research Libraries held its annual summer meeting on the opening day of the 
ALA Conference. The portraits of Charles II, Dryden. and Clark gazed down 
on the 40 representatives assembled in the drawing room, where Chairman 
Powell (as senior member of the Advisory Committee), Secretary Pro- tern 
Charles David (Pennsylvania) and Executive Secretary Robert Miller (Indiana, 
and just returned from a Fulbright year in Fiance) pushed the agenda through 
at such a record-breaking speed as to eliminate the usual after-dinner 
session , 

Mr. Horn gave a special report, in connection with Mr. Metcalf's pro- 
posal for a special meeting on university and research libraries problems, 
on the difficulties California is facing as a result of the Millett Report, 
which indirectly cost UCLA its stack annex and which infers that research 
libraries have not squarely faced the problems of finance, growth, and 
economical housing of collections. If it is decided to hold a special 
conference to consider these problems, and those of inter- 1 ibrary 



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cooperation, Mr. Babb has offered the hospitality of Yale. 

Al fresco luncheon and dinner, with background music of Purcell and 
Vaughan Williams wi re - recorded by James Mink, were served in the outdoor 
reading rooms. 

ALA CONFERENCE 

The following are brief summaries of various of the more important ALA 
conference meetings: 

First General Session. 

At the first general session the delegates were welcomed to the Conven 
tion and to Los Angeles. Mr. Hamill wittily introduced the visitors to the 
pleasures and dangers of the city. He assured them in such detail there 
would be no earthquake, that it is probable many of them expected the audi- 
torium to start rocking immediately. 

The principal speaker gave the audience a glimpse of the fabulously 
successful creator of Perry Mason. Mr Erie Stanley Gardner, who did not 
take too seriously his topic 'Scope and Function of Escape Fiction," played 
the salty Westerner to the hilt. 

C ouncil Meeting. 

Of the several reports submitted, the gathering showed greatest interest 
in the Report of the Committee on Intellectual Freedom. The Council applaud- 
ed President Eisenhower' s Dartmouth speech on freedom to read. It condemned 
the censorship of US Information Libraries abroad, reaffirming the need for 
access to information and the responsibility and the right of librarians to 
select suitable materials. 

Neal Harlow presented a brief report on the proposed standards for mi- 
crofilming newspapers. Technical details were omitted. 

ALA Public Documents Commi ttee Meeting. 

Mr~. Roy B. Eastin. [H S~] Superintendent of Documents, opened the meeting 
with a general discussion of the complex problems involved in the central in- 
dexing and distribution of the publications of the Federal Government. He 
announced that the 1940-1950 index to the Monthly Catalog of United States 
Government Publications the first cumulation of its kind will be published 
early in the fall. Morris B. Ullmann Chief of the Statistical Reports Sec- 
tion, U. S. Bureau of the Census, urged closer cooperation between librari- 
ans, 'the principal retailers of our data,'' and the Bureau in the matter of 
the distribution and use of census publications. Although he promised con- 
tinuance of the system of strategically located collections of census re- 
ports, he warned that economy-minded Congressmen were considering the possi- 
bility of including in the price of government publications some part of the 
cost of preparing the contents, a charge which is now entirely levied against 
the budget of the issuing agency. Other speakers were L. H. Kirkpatrick, 
Librarian of the University of Utah, who recommended that an official nation- 
al depository for all publications of the forty-eight state governments be 
established at the Library of Congress, and James H. MacBride. of Michigan 
State College, who made certain proposals for improving the subject approach 
to United Nations documents. Chairman of the meeting was Carl H. Melinat of 
the School of Library Service, Syracuse University. 

ACRL, University Libraries Section, 

Librarian Powell moderated a panel discussion. Branch Libraries, Good 
or Bad?", held in Hancock Auditorium at USC. Mr. Babb of Yale and Mr. Swank 
of Stanford, representing libraries, agreed they had great value. Mr. Jacobs 
of the UCLA Chemistry Department argued eloquently the value of a branch li- 
brary for the research scientist. Mr. Trefftzs of the USC School of Commerce, 
with equal eloquence, talked of the difficulties which the scattering of ma- 
terials in branch libraries had caused him. Mr. Jacobs had found everything 
right at hand, but wherever Mr. Trefftzs went, the materials he wanted were 
somewhere else. 

The evening session of ACRL was also held at USC. In addition to the 
brief reports of representatives and committees. Dean Streevey of USC spoke 
on the need for reform of the curriculum. He felt that dispassionate exam- 
1 jj tl ° n 0i P roblems is not enough, the teaching of ideals is essential. In 
addition, compartmental i zation has been carried too far. Too many mediocre 
courses taught by mediocre, teachers have been allowed to grow up. Fewer 
teachers and better ones are needed. 



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Resources of American Libraries Board . 
Three reports were presented. 

1. Mr. Spalding of LC reported on the proposed expansion of the LC cata- 
log's author and subject catalog. Cards from other libraries will be includ- 
ed, making the printed catalog a true union catalog for the nation. 

2. Publication of LC s present Union Catalog was discussed in a report 
by Mr. David of the University of Pennsylvania. As a security measure, the 
catalog has already been microfilmed without editing and without addition of 
unfiled cards. Little interest has been shown by other libraries in acquir- 
ing copies of this film, and the question of the eventual printing of the 
catalog is still open. The cost of printing even without additional editing 
and filing would be staggering. 

3. Mr, Osborn of Harvard announced the discontinuance of the Union List 
of Serials and the substitution of New Serials Titles which, with its broad 
coverage, will serve the same needs. 

ACPL, Teacher Training Institutions Section. 



A panel discussed problems connected with the offering of graduate work 
and the M. A. degree. Libraries in such institutions cannot rely entirely on 
interlibrary loan, but must build up files of periodicals and other research 
materials. Following the discussion of the main topic, arguments in favor of 
establishing and supporting chapters of Alpha Beta Alpha. National Library 
Fraternity, were presented. 

Acquisition of Library Materials Board . 

Alton Keller of L. C. , Chairman, Robert Vosper, Moderator. It was re- 
vealed that some 19 ALA committees deal with various aspects of acquisitions 
work. Many of them overlap. The meeting was intended to explain methods of 
preventing duplication. No conclusions were reached, except for the general 
agreement that duplication should be avoided. 

Serials Round Table . 

Under the chairmanship of F. 3ernice Field, several interesting reports 
were presented. Nettie Lee Benson of Texas University described the woes of 
the librarian whose responsibility it is to acquire Latin American serials 
and newspapers. Finding U.S. agents unsatisfactory, Miss Benson has experi- 
mented successfully with the agents in the various countries. For the benefit 
of others, Miss Benson distributed a list of dealers who had proved satis- 
factory. 

Philip T. McLean of Hoover Institute and Library discussed the equally 
difficult question of sources for Russian and other Iron Curtain countries 
He emphasized that conditions have recently improved and that certain librar- 
ies are now finding that direct exchange is more satisfactory than purchase. 
However, experience as reported by some 25 libraries has varied. 

Mr. McLean also distributed a list of dealers who had been found sat- 
isfactory. It is of interest that of the libraries answering his question- 
naire, UCLA is third in the number of Russian serials and newspapers received. 

The three other reports dealt with the policy on analyzing monographic 
series. Practice varied from the more or less limited analysis in college 
and university libraries to the policy in the Enoch Pratt Public Library of 
analyzing everything. 

Work Simplification in Cataloging and Processing. 

A^ U, Tri ay . Engineering Department, Northrop Aircraft, Inc. , set forth 
the principles of industrial engineering applicable to library operations, and 
stressed the need for detailed charts and the right attitude of the supervisor 
to those working under him. Carl Hamilton. Stanislaus County Free Library, 
Modesto, presented case studies of the small library, with process charts, 
flow diagrams and procedure analysis charts, and was followed by UC Berkeley's 
Miss Uridge who sketched the inception and progress of the work of the Li- 
brarian' s Group on Work Simplification. Finally, Robert Kingery presented 
the case of the large library the recently completed reorganization of the 
Reference Department of the New York Public Library. 

UCLA Librar ian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's office. 
Editor (on leave): Everett Moore. Acting Editor; Gordon Williams. 
Contributors to this issue H, Richard Archer, Gladys A. Coryell, Rudolf K. 
Engelbarts, Andrew H. Horn, Paul M. Miles, Margaret C. Neerhout, Richard 
O'Brien, Wilbur J. Smith. Florence G. Williams. 



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APPENDIX, UCLA LIBRARIAN, JULY 3, 1953 

Statement regarding a Library School at UCLA read by Librarian Powell at a 
General Session ol the American Library Association, Los Angeles, Jun e 26 , 
W5T. 

Last year,, at the request of the University of California's Library 
Council, President Sproul commissioned Dr Robert D. Leigh to make a survey 
of library education in California. He was asked especially to determine if 
there is need for a library school at UCLA. 

The matter of a library school at UCLA was first raised 23 years ago by 
the late Everett Perry, City Librarian of Los Angeles, who during the week 
when the ALA last met here, asked the State University to accept the transfer 
of the Public Library s Training School. Because of the many other prior 
needs on a campus founded only in 1919 this was not possible and six years 
later a transfer was effected to another institution. 

The Leigh Survey, some factual and statistical parts of which will be 
publicly issued, stated that There is little doubt that if the University of 
California should undertake the further development of Graduate Librari anship 
in its Los Angeles center, there would be opportunities for broader services 
to the library profession of the state, with the greater financial resources 
available in the state university, than are possible in an institution de- 
pending solely on tuitions, gifts, and endowment income.."' 

UCLA has been gradually duplicating the graduate schools which are at 
Berkeley -a campus which was commenced in 1868. Engineering. Medicine, and 
Law have come to UCLA since 1946, as the Los Angeles campus has participated in 
the rapid growth of population in Southern California. Other graduate schools 
more recently added, and comparable in size to Li brari anship include Nurs- 
ing, Social Welfare and a graduate department of Journalism. Berkeley and 
Los Angeles enrollments are now nearly equal in size. To many of us it seems 
natural and evolutionary that Librari anship should now join her big sisters 
at UCLA Taxpayers in this part of the state—and they are the majority of 
California s population- - want free public education for their children, with- 
out their going 400 miles away from home to get it. 

As recently as January of this year, the Library School Committee of the 
Public Library Executives Association of Southern California, chaired by City 
Librarian Harold Hamill, and representing 70 public libraries, wrote to the 
University s Regents regarding the immediate need for a library school at 
UCLA," stating that libraries in Southern California have a united hope that 
a library school of the strongest possible type, with full facilities and 
faculty, will be available soon to correct the present situation- 

So much for the demand by the profession. What is being done to meet 
it? The matter of a Library School at UCLA has been undergoing intensive in 
ternal study, by the Library Council, and by the faculty's Committee on Educa 
tional Policy, and by the administration. 

A year ago when I spoke to the general session in New York, I said that 
I had been looking and listening for spokesmen in library education who would 
say that books are basic I am still looking, still listening. One library 
school dean wrote me that he was sorry UCLA is planning to open a library 
school, because the existing schools are only half full. I question this 
statement, but if true, it seems to me that it is the fault of the schools 
themselves A library school which will make itself known as a place where 
books and people are valued higher than techniques,, statistics, punched 
cards mass media, and all the rest of the jargon of library housekeeping- 
that library school, I predict, will never lack for students. They will seek 
it out from all over the world. 

Recruiting is a complex thing, of course, and there is a level above 
which our low-prestige profession will never rise, but I believe that the 
library schools are at the core of the matter. There is precious little in 
centive for us field workers to send students to library schools, in most of 
which we lack confidence. 

I am sorry that I feel compelled to say in public, these things one says 
and hears so often in private. I believe them to be true, and I also believe 
that library education will be improved only if we stop pussyfooting and say 
publicly those things we hold to be true. 

Such talk, I hear you say, is typical of Southern California, typical of 
UCLA. Of course it is! Down here south of Tehachapi. and out Westwood way 
we don't mind at all being the pace-setter for the state of California and 
the Pacific Southwest, which includes of course the Territory of Hawaii. We 
may quarrel with our neighbor Arizona, over who drinks the most of the 



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Colorado River, but in library matters our hearts beat in unison. 

We expect to establish a non competitive program with the library school 
in the North- -the place someone back east once referred to as "UCLA at 
Berkeley.'' Dean Danton, Librarian Coney, and I, all speak Californian. We 
are dedicated to the statewide university. UCLA's emphasis will be on public 
and county library work, rather than on college and university library needs. 
For some time, at least, we will expect the Berkeley school to carry respon- 
sibility for the doctor s degree in 1 ibrari anship. Training children's, 
school, and special librarians will also be central with us. We have asked 
the help of this region s practicing librarians in these fields—some of the 
country s best--in planning our curriculum, and we will ask their help later 
in teaching it. We are presenting a budget for a gradually increased pro 
gram of instruction, stepping up over a period of three years until we reach 
high gear. I fully expect we will have a very fine faculty of increasing 
numbers. 

Finally, our intention is to start preaching what we have been practic 
ing--a passionate belief, yes, a faith in books as the best of all foods for 
man's body and soul. We "will need your help, welcome your recruits. Send 
us men and women, not machines, and we will give them the books. 



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July 17, 1953 



From the Librarian 

Yesterday I had a visit from Jane Levington Comfort and Paul Annixler, 
her husband, and showed them the provisions we have made to house the collec- 
tion of her father s papers which she and other friends of Will Levington 
Comfort have given us. 

The recital Wednesday night by pianist Gerhart Muench was probably the 
first time Southern California has heard an all-Scriabin program. Muench is 
one of the few -possibly the only living pianists who has mastered the en- 
tire repertory of the Russian composer. It was my privilege to introduce 
Muench to the audience. Mr. riorn recorded the recital for the Music Library. 

On Tuesday I lunched with Theater Arts Professor George Savage, and on 
the day before my wife joined me in giving a going-abroad luncheon for Miss 
Darling and Mr. Horn. 

Mr. Horn and I attended a farewell open-house for Chief Inventory Clerk 
Frank Youngberg, retiring after long service to the University. 

For quite a few years the Library has been acquiring original water- 
colored drawings of native California flora by Eugene Murman ; Canoga Park 
resident, whose wife is librarian of the LAPL's North Hollywood branch. Now 
80 years old. Mr. Murman is working against time to complete the entire field 
of the State's blooms. Campus botanists, particularly the late Professor 
Arthur Johnson and Lecturer Mildred Mathias. have shown great interest in 
these masterful plates. Last week Professor of Forestry Woodbridge Metcalf 
of Statewide Agricultural Extension, called with Miss Mathias and Ornamental 
Horticulturist Marston Kimball, to ask permission to make colored slides of 
the Murman plates for teaching purposes. Permission was granted by the Li- 
brary and Mr. Murman. My three visitors then set me right on the nature of 
the fair- limbed eucalyptus which line Westwood Blvd. --they are hybrid, not 
true, viminalis. We agreed it is a pity that, for reasons of traffic, their 
willow-like foliage must be continually pruned high. 

CLA President Margaret Klausner has accepted my resignation as Chairman 
of the Library Development Committee. I believed that I had made my contri- 
bution in the course of a year's work and that a strong new shoulder was 
needed now against this always uphill wheel. 

The impulse to 'do it now" sometimes produces error. Procrastination is 
worse On this page a few months ago I wrote of my correspondence regarding 
the good smell of English books with a wandering Scottish folklorist named 
C.G. Campbell, based in Bengazi, Libya. Then he sent me a copy of his 
"From Town and Tribe' ; a delightful book of Arab folk tales, I procrastinated 
in thanking him for it. After a few months' delay, I wrote. My letter was 
returned unopened the other day, bearing on its face a tri-lingual stamp 
which said addressee deceased. 

Personnel Notes 



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Donald V. Black has joined the Engineering Library as a Librarian- 1. 
Mr Black received his A. B. from Berkeley in 1947, and his B.L S, from 
Berkeley in June, 1953. 

Barbara Bohem has joined the Biomedical Library as a Librarian- 1. Miss 
Bohem received her A. B. from Berkeley in 1952, and her B.L.S. from Berkeley 
in June, 1953. 



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Edwin H. Kaye has joined the Institute of Industrial Relations Library 
as a Librarian- 1. Mr. Kaye received his B. A. from Reed College in 1946, his 
■. from UCLA in 1948, and his B.L.S. from Berkeley in June, 1953. 

Carol L Andrews has joined the Biomedical Library as a Senior Library 
Assistant. Miss .Andrews received her B. A. from UCLA in June, 1953 with a 
major in Pre Librari anship . and worked in the Library while a student 

Thomas Fenyo has accepted the position of Typist-Clerk in the Engineer- 
ing Library. Mr. Fenyo received his B. S. in music from New York University 
in 1950, and his M. A. in music from UCLA in June, 1953. 

Marjorie A, Thompson has joined the Chemistry Library as a Typist-Clerk. 
Miss Thompson received her A. B. in Pre Librarianship from UCLA in June, 1953. 

Robert W. Weinpahl has accepted the position of Senior Library Assistant 
in the Catalog Department. Mr. Weinpahl received his B. A. from UCLA in 1949, 
and his Ph.D. in music from UCLA in June, 1953, 

Noreen Pickering of the Reference Department has been reclassified from 
SLA to PLA effective July 1. 

Charles Wendland, of the Photographic Section, became a father at 7*55 
June 22. David Merle Wendland weighed in at 7 lbs. 11 oz. 

Re cent Visitors 

On June 29 Miss Margaret Oldfather of Ohio State University visited 
the Library with Professor Emeritus Arthur Patch McKinlay. On the same day 
Betty Zinser of Santa Barbara College visited the Department of Special 
Collections. Also on June 29. former staff members Robert Vosper and Neal 
Harlow visited the Library, followed by Edwin Carpenter on July 8 On July 
19. Mr. Benjamin Custer and his wife Arline visited with Miss Humiston and 
others in the Catalog Department and then toured various departments of the 
Library, parts of which were completely new since he left us for the Detroit 
Public Library. 

Inadvertently omitted from our list of visitors during the ALA Confer- 
ence were the following William Kozumplik of Air University, Alabama, Ned 
Stanford, University of Minnesota, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lundy. University 
of Nebraska. 

Some Pec en t Pu blications by the Staff 

Lawrence Clark Powell's Land of Fiction, with a revised introductory 
essay and supplemental material, appeared in the June issue of California 
Li brarian The Librarian also was the author of Bookshop s in the Los 
Angeles Area which appeared in the June number of the ALA Bulletin and was 
the subject of a biographical study entitled "Our Frontispiece" written by 
Bertha Marshall which appeared in the most recent (Jan. -April 1953) number 
of the Bulletin of Bibliography and Dramatic Index 

H. Richard Archer was the author of ' Typestickers of the [Los Angeles] 
Area in the June 15 issue of Library Journal, and "Notes on Fine Printing 
in Southern California'' in the June number of the California Librarian 

SORT 

The Staff Organizations Round Table, of which the UCLA Staff Associa- 
tion jusu became a member, held two meetings during the recent ALA Confer- 
ence. These were attended by Mate McCurdy, Kenneth Wilson, and Page 
Ackerman as delegates from UCLA. 

SORT is an active organization with a membership of 119 staff organiza- 
tions representing 38 states- -Cal i fornia having the most members. Last year 
a contest for the best staff organization project was held. The three win- 
ners were the St. Louis Public for its tax increase campaign, the Los Angeles 
Hublic for its staff findings project, and the Newark Public for its Opera- 
ion Survival, a series of civil service examinations lectures. At both 
meetings a representative from each winning organization was on hand to ex 
plain his project and to advise any organization wishing to conduct similar 
projects. SORT also collects and circulates to member organizations staff 
manuals, constitutions, records of projects, and other valuable material, as 
well as publish a quarterly bulletin, and is now oreparing a bibliography of 
literature pertinent to staff organizations. 

airman Francis A. Griffin of the Public Library. Buffalo. N.Y. pre- 
sided over the program meeting when Mrs. Muriel M. Morse, Associate General 
.Ian age r Lity Civil Service Commission, talked on the "Idea of Ci vi 1 Servi ce. " 
She explained how civil service operates to attain the goal that in public 
service only the best shall serve 



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Local Chapter of Manuscript Society Meets in Library 

Members of the Manuscript Society, Los Angeles chapter met in the De- 
partment of Special Collections to hear Mr. Colton Storm of the Clements Li 
brary read a paper entitled. "I Take My Pen in Hand" on Saturday afternoon, 
June 20. Mr. Justin Turner, retiring chairman, introduced Wilbur Smith as 
the new chairman of the group who spoke on plans for the coming year Ap- 
proximately forty persons attended the meeting which drew visitors from cit- 
ies as far away as San Francisco and Albany, N.Y. The Department of Special 
Collections had on display for the meeting some of the valuable manuscript 
items owned by Mr, Turner, as well as a retrospective exhibition of publica- 
tions issued by the Rounce & Coffin Club and the Zamorano Club 

Among the UCLA faculty members present were: Professors Brainerd Dyer, 
Bradford Booth, Hugh G Dick and Miss Ada Nisbet James V Mink, Wilbur 
Smith, and H Richard Archer represented the library staff. Miss Nisbet a 
member of the local chapter, spoke extemporaneously about her experiences in 
gathering materials for her recently published book Dickens and Ellen 
Ternan (U.C Press, 1952). 

Another Spinoza Collect ion Acquired 

A collection of Spinoza material formed by Mr R. Heilbrunn has been re- 
ceived from abroad during the last fortnight. Its purchase was made possible 
by the combined generosity of Frank M Vanderhoof, the Friends of the UCLA 
Library and the Regents of the University, and provides a valuable supple- 
ment to the more than 1,300 Spinoza items in the Wolf Collection already in 
the Department of Special Collections. 

Of the 225 volumes in the recent acquisition, only about 6 duplicate in 
any way the items in the Wolf Collection, and several of these are variant 
editions or different issues. Seventy items are additions to the section of 
materials printed before 1800, Included in the Heilbrunn collection is the 
1758 edition of Helvetius' De I 'Esprit , a work intended as a rival to 
Montesquieu's Esprit des Lois, and the book that was violently condemned 
through the influence of the Sorbonne and later publicly burned by the hang- 
man in 1759. Also included is Pufendorf's E lementorum Jur i sprudent iae in 
the extremely rare first edition of 1660. The two collections complement 
each other almost perfectly and together provide for scholars of Spinoza one 
of the most complete collections of research material available, 

Clark Library 

During convention week. Librarian James J, Hill of the University of 
Nevada., saw in the Clark Library drawing room the oil painting of the founder 
(copied some years ago for the Clark by Henrique Medina, from the original 
which he had painted for the University of Virginia Law School, gift of 
Virginia alumnus William Andrews Clark. Jr.) At Mr Hill's request a 
photograph of the portrait has been sent to the University of Nevada for the 
Browsing Room of the Alice McManus Clark Library Building (gift of William 
Andrews Clark, Jr , in memory of his wife) 

During late June and early July, in addition to the large groups con 
nected with ALA. convention activities, the Clark welcomed numerous visi- 
tors: Edward Clark of Indiana University Howard F. McGaw. Director of 
Libraries at the University of Houston Director of Libraries at the Univer- 
sity of Nebraska, Frank Lundy (who was formerly cataloger at the Clark 
Library) with his wife and two members of his staff, Kathryn Renfro and 
John D. Chapman, Mr. and Mrs. Weiner of the University of Illinois Bruce 
Hannah of Antioch, California Miss Grant and Mrs Rumble of the University 
of Illinois Library staff; Mr. and Mrs. Judd Gershonson from the Newberry 
Library, Colton Storm of the Clements Library; the University of Kansas City 
Director of Libraries, Kenneth J. LaBudde, Elizabeth and Siegfried "uknat 
from the Davis campus of the University of California; Samuel Cohen of Cin- 
cinnati and Joyce McLeod of the University of Kansas. 

Babbitt vs Minerva 

An anonymous correspondent wrote to the UCLA Librar ian apropos the re- 
cent library school announcement 

There are two types of librarians I want to hit over the head 
when they hold forth in public -the soulful, earnest, moist souled 
type (mostly women) who seem to think that they personally are the 
guardians and high- priestesses of culture civilization and all 
things good and beautiful, and that everything would crash if they 



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were forcibly retired to private life, and the eager statisticians 
who can prove anything about the reading public on their gleaming 
machines, and never really learned to read themselves. These are 
mostly men, in my experience. They can wring the life out of any 
subject, and since they have no idea of why books are written or 
what the usefulness of art is, they press gadgets on us as the on- 
ly true reason for having libraries at all The stock librarian 
of the comics in the past has been a stern, spectacled, bun-haired 
spinster, but it will soon be a panting, middle-aged, self-sold 
salesman of audio visual aids. I prefer the figure of Minerva to 
Babbitt and so does the public, of which I am a unit- Audio- 
visual aids have their place, mostly in schools and they should 
stay there. If one could found a school of librarianship that 
accents the humanities you can't teach them, I think- he would be 
the true founder of librarianship as a profession. One can find 
teachers who have been through the mill and know what kind of 
librarians they do not want to produce, but whether he can find 
the right kind of students in quantity I doubt. 

Librarians and the Financi ng of Higher Education 

One of the more sparkling and cogent reviews appearing in the July 1953 
issue of C & R L is by Wyllis E Wright of Williams College Library. In this 
month of annual reports, librarians may enjoy particularly Mr. Wright's com- 
ments on the section devoted to library expenditures in John D. Millet's 
Financ ing Higher Education in the United States (Columbia University Press 
1952). 

Let us first consider the remarks on librarians. "Librarians 

constitutionally hate to throw anything away They are always 

chagrined when they cannot at once produce what is wanted." Since 
the two main purposes of a library are the preservation and the 
making available of books we may, for the moment, allow this im- 
peachment and admit that when we cannot do what we exist to do, 
we feel some chagrin. Librarians rate the importance of their 
jobs and examine their salary scale in the light of the size of 
their book collections, the number of their employees and their 
total expenditures." (If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you 
tickle us. do we not laugh? If you poison us. do we not die? And 
if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?' 

Wherein do we differ here from deans, college presidents, or 
executive directors of such commissions as the present one. "The 
Libranan( sic ) profession as such puts little emphasis on economy; 
the pressure comes from college presidents and deans when they 
make up the annual budget.' Since in the decade 1940-1950 the 
proportion of the educational budget devoted to libraries declined 
by four tenths of one percentage point while the proportion de- 
voted to administration increased by exactly the same amount, it 
seems as if the administrators out the pressure on the libraries 
to take it off themselves. (pp~ 342-43) 

Prize Addr e ss of the Year 

A post card was recently delivered to us from India addressed as 
f ol lows 

The Librarian, 

Lawrence Clark Powell Library, 
University of California, 
Los An ge 1 e s , 

USA 



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July 31, 1953 



From the Librarian 

The Library Committee met in my office on Monday to allocate the basic 
book budget of $150,000, to consider purchases from the Reserve Fund, and to 
approve new periodicals subscriptions, agenda for which was prepared by 
Messrs. Williams and O'Brien. The Committee also received Mr. Horn's report 
on assignments to Library cubicles. Members of the Committee for 1953/54 
are: Professors Gordon H. 3all (Zoology), Charles M. Carpenter (School of 
Medicine), Maj 1 Ewing (English), Manuel P. Gonzalez (Spanish and Portuguese), 
Ivan H. Hinderaker (Political Science), Harry Hoijer (Anthropology and Soci 
ology) , Thomas L. Jacobs, Chairman (Chemistry), 3. Lamar Johnson (School of 
Education)-, Henry Schnitzler (Theater Arts). 

Miss Anne Mumford, former executive secretary of the haynes Foundation, 
called with Professor Crouch to see the disposition made of the Haynes Li 
brary and archives, all of which is housed in the Bureau of Governmental 
Research . 

On Tuesday afternoon I was at the Southwest Museum to pay my respects 
to Director Frederick Webb Hodge and to examine the manuscript of Will 
Levington Comfort's Apache. 

If people ever learn to live together in peace it will be because of 
the work and inspiration of a few men and women such as Gandhi and Mrs. 
Roosevelt and President Eisenhower, who are willing to give their lives to 
this end. Such a one too is Luther Evans, the new director general of 
UNESCO. During the years he was Librarian of Congress I saw Evans under 
varying conditions, in such widely separated cities as Los Angeles, Washing- 
ton, and London, and always with the knowledge that here was one of the great 
good men of our time, dedicated to international understanding and giving his 
life to its furtherance. Librari anship is better for his service to it Now 
the cause of UNESCO will progress faster for his leadership. 

Mr. Horn leaves tomorrow on a richly earned 10-weeks trip to Europe the 
purpose of which is sightseeing and research in library history. His duties 
will somehow be divided among a number of us. No one on the Staff will miss 
Andy more than I. For all of us I wish him bon voyage and a safe return. 



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Personnel Notes 

Ray Brian has jome 
Librarian-I. Mr. Brian 
ously received his A. 3. 

Joy R. Gray has joi 
Clerk. Miss Gray receiv 

Mary L. Nunn has jo 
Typist-Cierk. Miss Nunn 
her M.A. from the Univer 

Anita Schultz has j 
Typist Clerk. Mrs. Schu 
and has worked as a Cler 



d the staff of the Reference Department as a 

received his 3.L.S. from U.C. in June, having previ- 

and M.A. in Psychology also from Berkeley. 

ned the staff of the Catalog Department as a Typist- 

ed her A. B. from UCLA in June of this year. 

ined the staff of the Acquisitions Department as a 

received her B. A. from the University of Texas and 
sity of Wisconsin. 

oined the staff of the Engineering Department as a 
ltz attended both Los Angeles City and State Colleges 
k-Stenographer for the Bank of America. 



Mary Lou Toews has joined the staff of the Theater Arts Library as a 
Senior Library Assistant. Mrs Toews received her B S. from Bluffton College 
in Ohio in 1950, and worked in the Library while a student. 

Resignations have been received from: Mrs. Joan McDonough, Typist- 
Clerk, Catalog Department., to join her husband, who is presently in the armed 
forces, and Mrs. Ethel Montgomery, Senior Library Assistant, Catalog Depart- 
ment, who will remain at home to be with her family. 

We are happy to announce the reclassifications and appointments of: 
Grace Hunt English Reading Room to Principal Library Assistant; Mildred 
Moore, Photographic Service, to Photographer; Max Specht, Photographic Serv- 
ice, to Senior Photographer. 

Audree Covington has accepted an invitation to tour Europe as a member 
of the Devi D j a Bali Java Dancers. Miss D j a began her career at the age of 
six as a temple dancer and is considered to be the foremost dancer of her 
country; Miss Covington's invitation is therefore a signal honor. She has 
been granted a six months leave of absence- - from October through February-- 
to take advantage of this unique opportunity. 

We are happy to announce that appointments have been received for 
Jacquelin Woodward. Department of Special Collections, and Charles Wendland, 
Photographic Service, formerly employed under General Assistance. 

Visitors 

Col. and Mrs. R. K. Alspach of West Point, N.Y., visited the Department 
of Special Collections with Professor Wayland Hand on July 14. On the same 
day, Miss Nelle P. Brumbeck and Mrs. Elsie Mae Beimfohr were shown through 
the library by Miss Humiston. On July 17, Dr. Erwin Rosenthal, of Berkeley, 
well known antiquarian dealer who has just returned from a European trip, 
visited the Department of Special Collections with Professor William W 
Melnitz. Mr. Earl F. Meyers, printing salesman and one of the operators of 
the Guidon Press in Pasadena, visited one morning with Librarians Powell and 
Archer, and was shown the special materials and files in the Graphic Arts 
collection of the Library. Mr. Meyers came bearing examples of his work and 
went away encouraged by what he saw in the Library. 

Recent visitors to the Clark include architect Robert D. Farquhar, who 
designed the library of William Andrews Clark, Jr. in 1926. Mr. Farquhar, 
now a resident of Berkeley, has a double interest in the Clark Library: hi 
personal collection of architecture books fills several sections of the un- 
derground annex shelving. 

Also a visitor to the Clark Library after a long absence, was the. Uni- 
versity of Arizona's charming Professor of Theater Arts, Dr. Fairfax Proudfit 
Walkup. In addition to finding the Clark's volumes about 17th century London 
helpful to her research, Dr. Walkup was enthusiastic about the summer exhibit 
in the rare book rooms 'The World of Samuel Pepys/' and the Peter Lely por- 
trait of Charles II as a youth acquired since her last visit. i 

Rex Whistler Collection Acquired by UCLA 

An unusually extensive collection of books illustrated and decorated by 
Rex Whistler has just been acquired by the UCLA Library. The seventy- four 
items comprise three-quarters of the printed books and pamphlets decorated 
by the English artist who was noted for his ability to capture the humor and 
color of the Georgians and Victorians in his illustrations for British pub- 
lications. The untimely death of Rex Whistler during the war cut short the 
career of an artist who accomplished so much and would have certainly re- 
ceived even greater recognition had he survived the conflict. 

The collection contains all except three of the more desirable books 
listed by his brother Laurence in the Check-List published in 1948, and one 
of these - the monumental Gulliver ' s Travels, printed by the Cresset Press - 
is already at UCLA in the Clark Library. Most of the items are in fine con- 
dition, and practically all in their original dust wrappers. They were 
gathered over a good many years by a fastidious collector. 

According to one authority, "this collection provides evidence of what 
seems to be the most notable advance in the physical appearance of [trade] 
books. .. during this last generation." 

Recent Publications by the Staff 

'Form Subdivisions for Bibliographical Publication^' by Johanna Allerdinf 
appeared in the Journal of Cataloging and Classification (March, 1953), pp. 
25-31. 



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Librarian Powell's talk given to the Manuscript Society at Columbus, 
Ohio, earlier this year, has been printed in the Summer issue of Manus cript s 
(pp. 2-8) (formerly the Autograph Col lee tor s ' Journal ) . Entitled 'The Power 
to Evoke," the Librarian speaks of the force of the written word and tells 
of some of his experiences in acquiring manuscripts for the library. ' This 
Dry and Wrinkled Land," 'Mr. Powell's speech before the Arizona State Library 
Association Conference on the fine books inspired by the Southwest, appears 
in the July 1953 issue of the Arizona Librarian , Vol. X, No. 3. 

The Author i zed Directory of the Rounce & Coffin Club (1953), compiled 
with an introduction by the Secretary -Treasurer , H. Richard Archer, has been 
set in type and printed by William Cheney in a limited edition for the mem- 
bers of the Club. The typographic treatment and amusing use of ornaments by 
one of Los Angeles" most ingenious printers make this booklet a collector's 
item. 

Huntley's Speech Printed 

Those who missed Chet Huntley's speech at the last general session of the 
ALA dealing with the troubles that beset a radio commentator seeking to pre- 
sent all sides of controversial issues may now read at least excerpts of it. 
These were printed on July 20 and 21 in Paul Price's column in the television 
section of the Los Angeles Daily News. 

Book Censorship in Texas 

The Library Journal, vol. 78, No. 13, July, 1953, contains an excellent 
article by Marie Halpenny entitled "Books on Trial in Texas" which tells of 
attempts being made there to force the labelling of all books by authors with 
Communist front affiliations, and of the efforts to combat this. It is inter- 
esting to note that in San Antonio a Mrs. M. Hance and a self appointed com- 
mittee of local women put out a bulletin listing all the books they wanted 
labelled, and, according to Mrs. Halpenny, at one of the meetings " the bul- 
letin was read ; including the statement that none of the group were 'learned 
people with Ph.D's,' and it was pointed out that Mrs. Hance seemed to feel 
that this was quite a strong point in their favor concerning their competency 
as judges of what was morally good or bad for the public to read." 

Public Libraries 

Courier, a publication of UNESCO, has devoted all of its issue for June, 
1953, (Vol. VI, No. 6) to the story of public library service from America to 
Australia via Europe, Africa and India. The story of what is being done in 
other countries is most exciting and indicates that the U.S. concept of free 
public library service for young and old is at least beginning to spread 
widely and rapidly. 

Bibliotrivia 

According to Time (July 27) a bookseller in Lorain, Ohio, arrested for 
gambling, paid a $50 fine and admitted that he let natrons roll dice for their 
purchases: double or nothing. 



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(on leave): Everett Moore. Acting Editor: Gordon Williams. Contributors 

to this issue: H. Richard Archer, Hilda Gray, Lorita Schrank, Florence 
Williams. 



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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY 
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August 14, 1953 



Report from Lazy V 

I always maintained that V is for Vosper, but this Lazy V is my brother- 
in-law's ranch in Colorado; 1100 miles from Los Angeles, where my wife and I 
have spent the past two weeks. It is on the Western Slope, all the waters of 
which flow into the Rio Colorado. The Lazy V is on the Smith Fork of the 
Gunnison, a true river ranch on whose 320 acres of bottom and hay meadows the 
flow of water is constant. In August the timothy and clover are ripe for 
cutting, while the cattle are ranging the nearby Black Mesa in the Gunnison 
National Forest. The Black Canyon of the Gunnison is only a dozen miles dis- 
tant, mysteriously narrow, deep, and rainbow lichened. In the northwest 
floats the two mile high Grand Mesa, largest flat-topped mountain in the 
US, A, It is all wonderful country, 

On its way to the Colorado at Grand Junction the Gunnison meets the 
Uncompahgre at Delta where I went to see my old high school teacher of 
Shakespeare, Coming up via Hoover Dam and the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, we 
bridged the Virgin, the Sevier, and the Green Rivers, crossed Utah through 
glowing Zion National Park, then traversed a juniper forest lit with blue 
jays 

I took a carton of books and read some, every day but mostly I went 
about the ranch with my brother-in-law, changing the water on the meadows, 
learning the trees and flowers, weeds and grasses, cussing beaver and musk- 
rat, "porkies" and "whistle pigs," and that thirstiest of water thieves, the 
cottonwood. I had a running course in basic water-law, including primary and 
secondary rights, shares of second feet, and all the lore of a culture de- 
pendent on the flow of water-=no foreign subject to a Southern Californian. 

I shall be back in my office on Monday for the next two weeks, and then 
away again until the opening of the semester. With the Clark report written 
I am now working with Mr Williams on the one for the University Library 
Heads and Branches did such a fine job of reporting that ours is merely a 
pleasant task of editing 

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Personnel 

Shirley G, H 
Typist -Clerk, Mi 

Nancy J Mas 
Senior Library As 
1952) , and has wo 
Huntington Librar 

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in the Biology Li 
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terson has joined th 
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brary. Mrs Winegar 
ly at the Santa Cruz 

to announce reclass 
sistant (Biology Lib 
ng Room), Lou Johnso 

to Principal Librar 
sistant (Graduate Re 
n Library) . 



he staff of the Biomedical Library as a 

Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri, 
e staff of the Reserve Book Room as a 
rson is a graduate of UCLA (A B. June, 
Angeles Public Library and the Henry E. 

he position of Senior Library Assistant 
attended the University of Utah, and 
Public Library, 
ifications for. Katherine Baker, from 
rary) to Principal Library Assistant 
n, Biomedical Library, from Senior 
y Assistant; and Lorraine Mathies, from 
admg Room) to Principal Library As- 



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James V Mink has just returned from attendance at the four week program 

of the Ninth Annual Institute in Administration and Preservation of Archives 
held at the National Archives in Washington, D. C. 

Victor Johannsen was married to Dorothy Jean Rose on Sunday August 9. 

Visitors 

July 28 • Mr. George Dangerfield of Carpenteria, California. 

August 4 - Miss Agnes Conrad of Kailua, Hawaii formerly of UCLA Catalog 
Department 

Mr. Henry A. Lea of Amherst.. Mass., who has been working on the Franz 
Werfel Archive in the Department of Special Collections. 

Dr. Heinrich Meyer of Muhlenberg College, Allentown. Pa., who has been 
using the Spinoza collection in his research study of the 18th century change 
of attitude towards Spinoza Professor Meyer is the author of Goethe, das 
Leben in Werk. 

Library Commi ttee 

At its meeting on July 24 the Library Committee decided on the annual 
allotment of book funds to Departments, One new fund was established, that 
for Reserve Books, In the future, departments will buy only the first copy 
of books required for reserve use, and the required duplicates will be pur- 
chased from the Reserve Book Fund. This will take considerable pressure off 
the book funds of many departments and allow them to purchase more of the es- 
sential research materials The fund for completions was increased in order 
to allow a more aggressive policy on the completion of periodical runs, and 
in particular to complete quickly the immediately past two or three years of 
new titles. 

This will remind all members of the staff that they are encouraged to 
make recommendations to the Librarian for books to be purchased with the Li- 
brarian's Fund The purpose of this fund is to buy general reference works and 
works falling between departmental interests. Recommendations for purchase 
in the areas of Folklore and the History of Science are also welcome, as in- 
deed they are in any area 

Pickering Collection 

UCLA has just acquired a large and important collection (193 items in 
311 volumes) of the books published in the 19th Century by the English pub- 
lisher, William Pickering, The collection supplements the famous Sadleir 
Collection of XlXth Century Fiction in an interesting way, for most of the 
publications of Pickering were editions of classical and English authors, 
finely printed and well edited, many of them for the first time, from the 
best of literary and historical writings, fhaucer to Edward Fitzgerald. 

Included in it are such rare and important items as the first Pickering 
publication, the Diamond Classic edition of Horace, 1820, Stothard' s 
Alphabet 1830 a large paper proof copy in wrappers, all of the Wreath Edi- 
tions in fine copies; Blakes Songs of Innocence , 1839; as well as the sel- 
dom seen and much sought for Euclid Elements , 1847. printed in three bril- 
liant colors in addition to black with symbols and diagrams throughout, 
"used instead of letters for the greater ease of learners" There is also a 
large paper edition of Lowndes* Bibliographer ' s Manual, 1834, bound in full 
leather, with a letter from the compiler to the publisher laid in, Also 
present, the complete Thorns' Collection of Early Prose Romances , 1828 , as is- 
sued, 13 parts in paper covers, and the complete set of the Aldine Poets, 53 
volumes in pristine state, although many are not of the first issue. 

Pickering did more than any other single man to raise the standard of 
book production during the first half of the nineteenth century, whether of 
subject matter typography, or binding. Nearly all of his publications re- 
main as a monument of what could be achieved by good taste and craftsmanship 
in the ordinary way of business before even the self-conscious products of 
private presses had obscured the issue by suggesting that fine printing and 
commerce were incompatible," and this collection excellently illustrates his 
important contribution to English publishing. 



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Teletype Installation 



Orders have been placed for teletype installations in the Libraries at 
Berkeley and Los Angeles to be used to speed service on Inter-Library Loan 
and to increase bibliographical services. UCLA's machine will be installed 
in the Inter-Library Loan Office, and it is hoped will be operating by the 
end of August. All other campuses of the University can also be reached by 
teletype, as well as the Library of Congress, Mid-West Inter-Library Center, 
and other large research libraries. 

Administrative Manual 

Administrative Bulletin No. II-14A-4 on Library Statistics has just been 
distributed for insertion in the Administrative Manual. This describes the 
statistics which the Office of the Librarian requires from Departments and 
Branches and the way in which they should be kept and reported. 

Special Library Program at Columbia 

The School of Library Science at Columbia is offering a special program 
for science librarians and science literature specialists from August 17 
through 21, Topics to be discussed include: Role of the Science Librarian, 
Literature of the Sciences, Indexing and Abstracting Chemical [and Biologi- 
cal] Sciences, Searching the Literature of Chemical £and Nuclear] Sciences, 
Mechanical Documentation - Theory and Problems and Recent Advances and Ap- 
p li cations , 

Bibliotrivia 

"I hope the rectitude of my intentions will in some measure atone for 
the imbecility of my performance." 

Preface to Fordyce, James, Collection of Hymns and Sacred 
Poems, Edinburgh, 1788. 

On the Quality of Book Ash 

Our burnt house, though one of the smallest in the neighbor- 
hood, was the slowest to crumble into ashes, because it was filled 
up with books. For a week the books smoked in the daytime and 
glowed red at night. When they were completely incinerated, we 
found on the site layers upon iayers of ashes of different colors. 
The Chinese books of the Sung and the Ming dynasty, with their 
softly-creamed paper and beautiful woodprinted scripts, had turned 
into glistening snow-white powder of the finest quality imaginable. 
The 17th Century volumes of Japanese noh drama and more recent Jap- 
anese and Chinese books had become slightly yel lowi sh- whi te. The 
modern books produced coarse ashes in various shades of dingy gray, 

I filled a broken jar reclaimed from the debris with white 
ashes from the medieval books of Oriental poetry and took it to our 
new home. All our family found the ashes the cleanest possible 
tooth-powder. I put some of them in water and used the lye for 
washing. 

Sumi Seo Mishima, The Broader Way, a Woman's Life in the 
New Japan, New York, John Day, 1953, pp. 41-2. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor (on leave): Everett Moore. Acting Editor: Gordon Williams. Con- 
tributors to this issue: H. Richard Archer, Richard O'Brien, Helene E. 
Schimansky, Martin E. Thomas, Florence G. Williams. 



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August 28. 1953 



From the Librarian 

Purchase of the J. Gregg Layne Library was approved at the July meet- 
ing of the Regents, The collection is distinguished for its 2.000 histori- 
cal photographs of Southern California, its pamphlets on this region., and 
for the fine condition of its 3 ; 000 volumes of general California and West- 
ern Americana, including the Gregg family copy of Commerce of the Prairies. 
Unlike the Cowan collection which was dispersed upon its acquisition in 
1936, the Layne Library will be kept intact., at first in Room 54, which was 
Gregg's office before his death a year and a week ago, and eventually in 
Special Collections when space is available. 

Messrs. Archer. Smith and Williams joined me yesterday at a lunch for 
Roland Baughman, Curator of Special Collections at Columbia. Teaching this 
summer at SC s Library School. Mr. Baughman was formerly Assistant Curator 
of Rare Books in the Huntington Library and Mr. Archer's predecessor as sec- 
retary of the Rounce and Coffin Club. 

Mr. Archer has resigned as Curator of Special Collections to accept the 
position of Librarian of R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company, The Lakeside Press. 
Chicago. Few librarians need to be told that this is one of the great mod- 
ern printing houses, second in size only to the G.P.O., and employing 7.000 
persons in three Chicago plants. As Librarian Mr. Archer will be in charge 
of graphic arts instruction to employees as well as of maintaining and 
developing the Company's Library. Mr. and Mrs, Archer will leave for Europe 
next month and he will report for work in January. 

Henry Madden. Librarian of Fresno State College, visited several of us 
en route to a Fulbright year in Vienna, where he will lecture on American 
librarianship at the Austrian State Library s school of Bibliothekswesen. 

Harry Sheldon, one of the managing owners of Vroman s Bookstore, called 
on me last week, together with Jack Burt of the Pasadena Star-News, to dis- 
cuss the October dedication of Vroman' s new store. My first job out of 
college was with this store and I am proud to be one of their alumni. 

Ernest "Nick" Carter, head of Physical Education in Santa Barbara Col- 
lege, called last week. 'Nick" was one of my college heroes at Occidental 
where he was captain of the track team and held the state collegiate record 
for the mile 4 16. My track career saw me once to the third turn of the 
440, in a race with the Bakersfield High School team since then I have 
found that walking is just as sure and a lot less tiring. 

While I did not deliberately seek to provoke controversy by my recent 
Library School statement, I confess to not being unhappy about some of the 
reactions. One from Kenneth Shaffer, dean of the Simmons College Library 
School in Boston, is printed elsewhere in this issue. 

Just a year ago when ETM left for Tokyo aboard "Old Smoky," I charged 
him to bring back a glass wind-harp to hang in our garden. His quest for 
such a tintinnabulatin r toy is reported elsewhere in this issue, in one of 
the most lyrical passages ETM has ever allowed himself. He and Mrs. Moore 
leave Tokyo on September 2 by plane for D aris. They will sail from South- 
ampton to Quebec late in September, and he will report for work on October 
12. 

Mr. Williams will again be Acting Librarian for the next two weeks 
while I am out of town on the rest of my vacation. 

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Personnel Notes 

Hoyt Dodson has accepted the position of Senior Library Assistant in the 
Geology Library. Mrs Dodson transferred from Scripps (La Jolla) where she 
had been employed in the Director's Office as a typist clerk since 1951.' 

Bonnie Jeanne Robbins has joined the staff of the Circulation Department 
as a Typist Clerk. Miss Robbins received her B A. from San Jose State College 
in August 1951. ' 

Jeannette Hagan has just been appointed to a two year term as a member of 
the ALA' s Descriptive Cataloging Committee, It is anticipated that the work of 
this committee will be closely allied with any effort to revise the ALA Catalog 
Rules undertaken as a consequence of Mr. Lubetsky ' s recent report. 

Some of the excellent photographs taken by Harry Williams at the recent 
ALA Conference are printed in the August issue of the Library Journal 

Mrs. Ethel Montgomery, until recently a member of the Catalog Department, 
is the mother of a son, David Scott Montgomery, born August 8- 

Visi tors 

Visitors to the Library during the last fortnight included Ted Freedman of 
the UC Press Ruth Schley, Chief of the Catalog Department, Washington Univers- 
ity Library and Esther Witcher, Education Librarian of the University of 
Oki ahoma. 

Clark Library 

The Clark Library acquired in recent months a pair of antique Wedgwood 
portrait busts a John Milton and a Sir Isaac Newton, in black basalt, dated 
c a. 1790- 1800. When research tools proved inadequate at Clark and University 
Libraries to verify the dealers" claims of antiquity, the Los Angeles County 
Museum evidenced ready cooperation, sending its expert in antique portrait 
busts. Mr. Norman Wilcox, who was able to confirm their authenticity and age. 
Our deepest thanks to the County Museum and its staff for a prompt and gracious 
response to our 'bibliographical SO S ."' ! 

July 1953 was a banner month at the Clark, with more readers using the 
collection than in any other July recorded since the University assumed direc- 
tion in 1934, and double the count of a year ago. 

Culminating correspondence of several weeks, the Clark Library was visited 
Saturday August 15th, by Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Horodisch of New York and the 
Netherlands, who used their one day in Los Angeles to work with the Clark s 
world famous Oscar Wilde Collection. Mr. Horodisch, who became interested in 
the Ballad of Reading Gaol years ago and has collected editions of the poem in 
many languages, is compiling a bibliography of all American separate editions 
of the Ballad- -a difficult task because, quoting from his printed circular 
which was mailed to 1500 libraries here and abroad. no public library (except 
the Wm. A. Clark Library) has more than a few different editions on its 
shelves." It is interesting to note that the Horodisches examined 33 editions 
of the Ballad from the Clark Library collection, including several variants 
which they had not known existed prior to their visit. 

Other recent visitors were George C. Branam from Louisiana State' s Dept. 
of English, Rev. James F- Larkin of DePaul University Mr. Marchbanks of Wash- 
ington, D C Alan Brown of Redwood City. Calif and Mary E. Brown of Stanford 
University' s English Dept. 

Annual Reports 

The Annual Report of the Librarians at Santa Barbara and Riverside have 
just been received, and both record an impressive achievement for the year 
just past 

Riverside will open its doors to its first students in February, but the 
ary will not be able to move from its present temporary quarters (the liv- 

dming room, and kitchen of the former Director s residence) until Decern 
Already, however, the sizeable nucleus of their collection is on hand 
and cataloged, and. unable to resist the true Librarian's weakness to see books 
used, the staff has begun to circulate journals to the faculty. 

Like Riverside, Santa Barbara is also waiting for completion of a new 
library building, but occupation is yet a year away. Yet with present facili- 

limited to a closed reference section, a closed reserve book service or- 
ganized by form, a small and remote periodical room, and a storage collection 
ten miles away, this library has notably grown in strength and in the excellence 
of service to its faculty and students. 



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Library Education 

Librarian Powell's recent statement about a possible Library School at 
UCLA elicited the following supporting, but provocative, letter from Kenneth 
R. Shaffer, Director of the School of Library Science at Simmons College. 

I have just seen the July 3 issue of UCLA LIBRARIAN which 
carries a copy of your statement made before the recent general 
session of the ALA on the subject of a School of Library 
Science at UCLA. Dr. Leigh s report and the eventuality of a new 
School of Library Science, of course, have been matters of con- 
siderable interest to us here in the east. 

I am inclined to think that your statement calls for an in 
vitation for you to visit some of the good schools of library 
science when you have opportunity to cross the Rockies and the 
plains next, for I am sure you might find a great deal more sym- 
pathy with the point of view expressed in your statement than the 
statement itself indicates. This School, for one and there 
may be others ■ would go along wholeheartedly with your belief 
that an interest in and understanding of and a feeling for both 
books and people are the fundamentals of library education and 
that some of the other housekeeping' activities which your state- 
ment mentioned are simply the by products of 1 ibrari anship. • Whi 1 e 
I say that we are firmly committed to this, here in our own gradu- 
ate teaching program, the matter seems to be a little bit more 
complicated than merely a conviction. 

I am sure you would not have made your statement as you did 
if you were not aware as we are that all too many libraries -- 
lncludmg many of considerable repute ■- are still looking for 
professional hacks trained within an inch of their lives to do 
exactly the kind of mechanical job that your statement objects to. 
As a matter of fact, my own off the record feeling is that the 
library which is consciously looking for real bookmen who can also 
deal effectively with people and who can manage institutions, and 
who can recognize such individuals when they find them, is very 
rare, indeed I add a final comment by saying that we have two 
or three graduates who are superior in every way, and who would 
certainly pass the test as far as your point of view is concerned 
and for whom there are no jobs commensurate with what they have 
to offer. I do not recall, for instance, that we have ever had 
any requests for such people from UCLA: 

But what I wanted to say was that your statement made good 
reading and much sense to us here. 

Letter from Cambridge 

The English are indeed the masters of understatement. I met an old 

fellow in a pub. we fell to talking and each had pints of beer. (Editor's 

note the number mentioned is so astounding I have deleted it in fear I may 
have misread the ms.) His comment on this was. That was a nice drop of 
beer. Later we had tea together - two huge bowls of tea, a half a dozen 
sandwiches and a couple of cakes apiece. Here he remarked That was a 
good spot of tea. By now I was prepared for him and when he said, If 
you'll look over there, sir. you 11 see a bit of Jesus,' I fully expected 
the millenium had come and that I was about to witness the rebirth of 
Christ! But it was only a dinky little chapel, about the size of our East 
Wing. 

I have had a wonderful time here in Cambridge, The first man I met was 
a retired printer from the CU (not Berkeley) Press-he had been there 52 
years and had worked with Bruce Rogers, Eric Gill, Stanley Mori son- - about 
all of whom he could tell wonderful stories. His name is Frank Gordon Nobbs 
and he was the compositor on our Sadleir bibliography Nobbs took me around 
to meet the University Printer, Brooke Cru'tchley. who is a charming and 
friendly person. A couple of years ago he was in the States and included a 
visit to Berkeley where August Fruge showed him around. Right off Crutchley 
remarked that we were the chaps who had found the error in numbering in the 
Bibliography of the Sadleir Collection. 

I'm a little worried about the French strike since I m booked to return 

on a French ship. 

Andrew Horn 



Of Wind Harps and Fu 

We have now seen the seasons come clear around, and according to 
the Lunar Calendar, still in vogue in this country Autumn got under 
way some days ago. The weather is much as it was when we arrived 
last year on the 30th of August -humid, oppressive, sticky, rainy., 
muggy but with it come some of the sights and sounds (not to mention 
smells) that we don t have in our part of California- - especial ly in 
the luxuriant jungle growth around our Tokyo house., where in the even- 
ing the cicadas set up a nice racket out in the trees or come zipping 
in our open windows to bat themselves against the lights. The Japan- 
ese love these little beasts,, and children make pets of them. And 
they do seem like friendly little cusses-- dumb but eager- -so we've 
learned to catch them, which is easy, and look them over but they 
won't sing for us. since they apparently have no English. 

Now concerning the summertime sounds of Japan. I've made some- 
thing of a study of some of the man made tinkles which help the resi- 
dents to bear up under the annoying heat. Everywhere I've gone in 
Japan,, which of course isn't really very far, but at least as far 
west as Hiroshima,. I ve asked about your wind harp, which you- and I. 
too,, remember in California. And everywhere the answer is that such 
a device never was seen in Japan (might it have been Chinese? )-- but 
that., of course, in Japan one hangs up wind bells (furin) in the sum 
mertime. and the jingle jangle is really all you could ask for, I've 
investigated all varieties of these in shops in various parts of 
Tokyo, and a little package I'm mailing to you next week contains a 
selection of the two main varieties four metal ones (which won't be 
broken when they arrive), and four cheap- looking little porcelain 
ones. I hope you'll try them out in various mixtures and combinations 
to see how they'll sound in the off-shore California breezes. My own 
feeling is that the gentle tinkle of the porcelain ones is pleasanter 
than the ringing sound of the metal bells but the pink and blue and 
green little things look pretty unsubstantial, and may not add much 
dignity to your surroundings Anyway I hope you 11 give them all a 
sympathetic trial and I hope these substitutes for the utterly un- 
heard of wind harp will give you some agreeable sensations ; even 
though they do not call up those nostalgic recollections you were all 
prepared to enjoy. I'm sure that when I get back and hear the tinkle 
of your furin I'll recall the nice warm summer breezes that keep us 
from melting away completely here in Tokyo. 

Everett Moore 
UC Li bra ry J)ictionary 

The UC Library has just issued in mimeographed form A Dictionary to 
the Library s Fiscal Year, 1952-1953, wherein is defined a few of its problems, 
issues, activities and achievement s of the year. The entries run from Adcon 
to Worden, Helen M. , but omic entries under J. K Q, T : X, Y, and Z. To com- 
plete the alphabet we offer the following supplement 

JOBBERNOWL- - A descriptive term never applied to librarians. 

KITTLY BENDERS- -Where librarians must too frequently walk, • 

QUIET--A purely theoretical condition in the Library. 

TERM PAPER- -A form of academic exercise frequently requiring use of 
the Library. 

XEROX- See GADGETS. 

YAMMER- -What makes QUIET purely theoretical. 

ZANJA--See College of Agriculture. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian* s Office. Editor 
(on leave). Everett Moore. Acting Editor- Gordon Williams. Contributors to 
this issue: Edna C. Davis, Helene E. Schimansky.. Florence G. Williams. 



UCLA LIBRARIAN! 



UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY 
LOS ANGELES ? 4, CALIFORNIA 



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Volume 6. Number 25 



September 11, 1953 



From the Librarian 

Librarian Powell has been on vacation for the last fortnight, for the 
first week visiting Albuquerque and Santa Fe. He will be back in the Library 
September 21 In his absence Assistant Librarian Williams has been Acting 
Librari an. 

Last Tuesday Wilbur Smith attended, in Librarian Powell's place, the 
first luncheon meeting of the Exhibits Committee of Jewish Book Month Commit 
tee. Justin Turner, good Friend of the UCLA Library, is Chairman of the 
Exhibits Committee. On Monday August 31. August Frug'e, Manager of the Pub- 
lishing Division of the UC Press stopped in to discuss his new policy on 
distribution on UC Press books to the various campus libraries of the Uni- 
versity, On Friday Bindery Manager Bill Foley was in to discuss with me the 
bindery schedule for the coming year. It is hoped that with closer schedul- 
ing within the library, based on better bindery schedules, we can appreciably 
reduce the length of time materials are out of circulation for binding. 

G. R. W. 
Personnel Notes 




iry since i^ou. 

Billie Jean Brearly has accepted the position of Librarian- 1 in the 
Reserve Book Room. She received her B. A. from Texas State College for women 
in 1949, and her M.L.S. from the same school this June. 

The following appointments have been accepted Dorothy Aegerter as Sen- 
ior Library Assistant, Circulation Department. Miss Aegerter received her 
A. B. in June of 1952 from UCLA and has worked as a student assistant in the 
Library while doing graduate work here for the past year, Olevia Barker as 
Senior Library Assistant, Acquisitions Department, Rarl ""' r«.r«.iv«»H he. 
B. A. from All 



_.3r n. D. in June ui liiis ycoi. imuici uucn 

as a Typist Clerk, Engineering Library. Mrs. Guerrero received her B. S. from 
Bowling Green State University and has worked under Civil Service in Tucson, 
Arizona as a Requisitions Clerk. Diane Johnson as Typist-Clerk, Acquisitions 
Department. Mrs. Johnson attended Stephens College. June Manners as Typist- 
Clerk, Circulation Department. Mrs. Manners worked as a student assistant in 
the Library while attending UCLA. Marcia Rosten as Senior Library Assistant, 
Reference Department. Miss Rosten is a former student of UCLA and was recent 
ly employed by the Beverly Hills Library. Margaret Self, Senior Typist Clerk, 
Office of the Librarian. Mrs. Self attended Bakersfield College and for the 
past several years has been employed in the Attendance Office of East Bakers- 
field High School. 



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Resignations have been received from: Kathryn Breeze, Reserve Book 
Room, in order to make her home in Lynwood, California; Thomas Fenyo, Engi- . 
neering Library, to accept a position in the Department of Music; Valentine 
Goldman, Graduate Reading Room Sally Klein Office of the Librarian, to re- 
turn to school; Margaret Neerhout, Office of the Librarian, to accept a teach- 
ing position; Charlotte Rohe, Catalog Department, to accept a teaching posi- 
tion; Anita Schultz, Engineering Library, to remain home and raise her family; 
Elaine Wessel , Catalog Department, to accompany her husband to Oslo, Norway 
where he has accepted employment. 

Visitors 

Professor C. Rexford Davis, of Rutgers University, visited the Depart- 
ment of Special Collections on August 31 to use the Cobbett Collection. He 
reported that our holdings include two or three Cobbett items he had not 
found anywhere else in the United States. On September 2 Dr. Edgar J. 
Goodspeed visited the Library to consult our facsimile edition of the 42 line 
(Gutenberg) Bible. On August 27 Harriet E. Howe of USC visited the Depart- 
ment of Special Collections, on September 4 Jay Leyda visited to consult our 
19th Century America Mss. 

Exhibition in Special Collection s: 

Selected samples of "Design in Advertising- 1900 1929" are being exhibit- 
ed during early September in the wall cases of the Department of Special Col- 
lections. These labels, commercial announcements, programs, and other speci- 
mens are from the growing collection of such ephemera which is an important 
adjunct to the Graphic Arts Collection. The color lithography, rotogravure 
and letter-press examples indicate vividly how designers of advertisements, 
magazine covers and commercial work developed from the nineteenth century 
ideas of classic beauty combined with restraint and the beginnings of mechan- 
ical techniques used to promote gadgets and more typical profitable items. 

Stack Improvement 

The Circulation Department is happy to report the completion of instal- 
lation of 21,000 square feet of asphalt tile on the lower three stack levels 
with prospects of completing the remaining levels as soon as some method can 
be found to levitate some 6,000 volumes which are neatly and systematically 
shelved on the floor of level four. 

The agonies of unavailable sections of the stack and the intolerable 
miasma of inflammable odors are well repaid by the final result which lightens 
the stack area considerably and presents a pleasant finished new look. Cement 
dust is eliminated entirely, and control of normal dust and dirt has been 
made easier. 

Undoubtedly the tribe of Florizel Floorsitter will also be grateful, 
though as of current date no comment has been forthcoming. 

Picture Collection in the Department of Special Collections 

A collection of photographs, drawings, prints and paintings is being 
assembled in Special Collections. Until a year ago, pictures were retained 
as units of individual collections, but at that time it was decided to remove 
them from incoming gifts and purchases for incorporation into one collection. 
Since then over 2000 individual pictures have been cataloged. 

Interest in acquiring more pictures to document local history has led to 
several significant purchases during the past year. Over 50 early photo- 
graphs of Southern California were acquired from the magnificent collection 
of George Wharton James. The James Marshall Miller Collection has yielded 
about 2000 views of California missions. Two recent gifts, the Hobart 
Johnstone Whitley and the Senator Cornelius Cole papers, have also added to 
the collection, particularly in the early Hollywood and San Fernando Valley 
areas. 

The acquisition of the Library of the late J. Gregg Layne is expected to 
double the size of the collection. During the many years of Mr. Layne* s 
editorship of the Southern California Historical Society's Quarterly , he 
assembled a sizeable picture collection which was used for the illustration 
of articles published in that journal. With emphasis on Southern California, 



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past and present, and more plans for futuie acquisitions, UCLA's collection 
should eventually become one of the most significant of its kind m this 
region. 

Unified Reference and Bibliography Collection at CL1 

A unified public reference collection organized in a way easy for read- 
ers and staff to use is being created by the combination of bibliographical 
and reference works now in the Order and Catalog Deportments and Interlibrary 
Service with those in General Reference Service and Humanities Reference 
Service. The centralized collection will drastically reduce duplication of 
reference works. 

Trade and national bibliographies will be shelved in the west end of the 
North Reading Room, West of the central entrance to the Reading Room will be 
general encyclopedias, and, to the east, an enlarged biographical collection, 
including Catalog Department biographies. The remainder of the material will 
be in call number order around the wall, except for works actually at General 
Reference and Humanities Reference Desks. To be announced later is the loca- 
tion of lists of periodicals and newspapers, a directory section, theses, 
pseudonyms and antonyms, and dictionaries. 

CU News Vol. 8, No. 31, August 6, 1953 

Scientific Translations Center 

The National Science Foundation has established a Scientific Translations 
Center in LC's Science Division for the purpose of collecting and photo- 
duplicating English translations of foreign scientific writings. The Atomic 
Energy Commission will provide part of the support for the project, which is 
one phase of the Foundation's program to assist scientists in keeping inform- 
ed about scientific progress abroad. Major initial emphasis will be on 
translations from Russian scientific journals, although it is hoped that 
material from other languages will be added later in order to provide the 
most comprehensive coverage possible of the world ; s scientific literature 
emanating from many sources, including Government agencies, scientific socie- 
ties, industrial laboratories, and universities. LC will issue monthly lists 
of translations received. The first such list is expected to appear in Octo- 
ber. The lists will include information about translations that may be pur- 
chased from commercial and other translating services, the Center will not 
supply photocopies of such material. Prices for photocopies available from 
the Center will be as follows: Photostats or enlarged microprints of 1 to 10 
pages- -$1. 25, 11 to 15 pages, $1.75; microfilms of 1 to 50 pages -$1. In- 
quiries about the new service should be addressed to the Scientific Transla- 
tions Center, Science Division, Library of Congress, Washington 25, D. C. 
[Raymond L. Zwemer] 

Lib. of Cong. Info. Bull., Vol. 12, No. 33, 17 Aug. 1953. 

Microfilms Duty-Free for Libraries 

Mr. W. E. Higman of the U.S. Bureau of Customs has written to Mr. Robert 
Vosper, director of libraries at the University of Kansas, as follows: 
.....it is the opinion of the Bureau that microfilms may be enter- 
ed free of duty under paragraph 1631, Tariff Act of 1930, as photo- 
graphs, if imported . . . by an institution or society established 
or incorporated solely for educational, literary, philosophical, 
religious or scientific purposes or for the encouragement of the 
fine arts, by a public or State library, or by a school, for its 
own use or for the encouragement of the fine arts, and not for sale, 
upon compliance with the applicable regulations. 

Extension Course in Rare Books 

Mrs. Ellen Shaffer, assisted by various members of the staff of Dawson's 
Book Shop, will conduct again this year a series of eight lectures and dis- 
cussions on Fine Printing and Rare Books. This is being offered as University 
of California Extension Course 801 (fee is $9.00). The class will meet at 
Dawson's from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, commencing September 22. 



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London Quotes 

The Tablet tells this week a charming story of a student in the Vatican 
library engaged in reading the works of a philosopher who died 170 years ago. 
Ploughing steadily through the folio he came upon a piece of paper on which 
was written "The finder of this is asked to go to the Probate Court and look 
up File 162 R. i . /Rome February 5, 1784." The paper was signed by the author 
of the book. The student looked up the file to discover that the author had 
left all his money, the sum of £300,000, to the first person to be sufficient 
ly interested in his work to get so far through the volume. This is all very 
well, the student can now give up philosophy and no doubt others will apply 
themselves hopefully to neglected folios in the Vatican library, the British 
Museum, or wherever it may be. I can't help feeling that the best moral 
stories have a twist which is missing from this one. Anyone virtuous enough 
to read obscure 18th-century philosophers has his own reward. (From The 
[London] Bookseller) . 

Antiquarian Bookman Vol. XII, No. 4, July 25, 1953 

Atomic Pharmacology 

The future made its presence felt in the Copyright Office last month. It 
took the form of an Atomic Fizz Cocktail, a simple concoction of bicarbonate 
of soda and powdered uranium. The inventor claims it will cure anything from 
pneumonia to nostalgia. His only complaint after taking it is that he keeps 
hearing voices out of nowhere. Is it any wonder? One swig and he' s radio- 
active. [Vincent Doyle] 

Lib. of Cong. Info. Bull... Vol.12, No. 33, 17 Aug. 1953 
Our Business 

The CU News, vol.8, No. 3, of August 6, has the following item 

The librarian of the University of California wrote us 
the other day "Unfortunately, we have lost or worn out the 
issues of February and November, 1952." No good librarian ever 
loses a book or a magazine, so these issues of Nation s Busi- 



ness must have been worn out. (Advertisement for Nation 
Business in New Yorker, 1 August 1953, p. 32). 



s 



We re not surprised that Nation's Business confuses UCLA with CU, but. 
others we could name do surprise us. And we had to pay for all the advertis- 
ing to boot they charged us $1.20 for those two missing issues! 

My Wandering Poi 

A wandering bottle of poi has been returning every day recently to the 
Lost and Found in the Librarian's Office. Before the day is over it is 
claimed by its owner from whom it escapes the next day to reappear in Lost 
and Found. The Librarian threatened to taste it on its next appearance but 
the owner said that would be disastrous as it was quite elderly it seems 
spry enough to Lost and Found, however. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. Editor 
(on leave): Everett Moore. Acting Editor: Gordon Williams. Contributors 
to this issue: Deborah King, Margaret Neerhout, Elizabeth F. Norton, Wilbur 
J. Smith, Martin E. Thomas, Florence Williams. 



UCLA LIBRARIAN! 



UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY 
LOS ANGELES 2 4, CALIFORNIA 



^HIBRARYfl/r 







Volume 6, Number 26 



September 25, 1953 



From the Librarian 



Tonight I am speaking on Southern Californ 
of the Severance Club, a discussion group found 
Gerson and still meeting twice a month with Dr 

Mr. Coney spent all day Wednesday in my of 
At lunch we had a report from Miss Darling who 
pean travels. 

The Chancellor's Administrative Council ha 
meetings, and I attended one on Tuesday 

Mr Williams is vacationing this week with 
Mr. Horn is due back in another three weeks. I 
of the most varied and restful vacations I have 
returning to Los Angeles, afield again in New M 
Cisco and a final week at home. 

The San Francisco trip was with fifteen fe 
Club to hold the first joint meeting with the k 
member of the two clubs I was both guest and ho 
able time. The Grabhorn Press, several booksho 
Rexroths (another mushroom omelette!), open hou 
back of Stanford, and home on the Lark from Pal 
printed keepsakes (now in Special Collections) 

The most dramatic moment came at the end o 
when Zamorano President, Ward Ritchie produced 
importance to the Drake Plate of Brass. It was 
ing both the teeth marks of Don Agustin Vicente 
of arms of John Ker, 5th Duke of Roxburghe. Mr 
to have been discovered during excavations for 
Bernardino County. 

I also brought back the volume which will 
a ceremony to be held on November 10th, under s 
Details later. 

Book Burning or Author Baiting 



ia fiction to a dinner meeting 
ed in 1906 by Dr. T. Percival 
Gerson in the chair 
fice on Library Council matters, 
returned Monday from her Euro 

s resumed its semi monthly 

his family at Lake Arrowhead. 

returned on Monday from one 

ever had, starting in Colorado, 
exico, a weekend in San Fran- 
How members of the Zamorano 
indred Roxburghe Club. As a 
st and so had a doubly enjoy- 
ps, lunch with the Kenneth 
se at Carl Wheat's in the hills 
o Alto, laden with beautifully 
--- these were the highlights, 
f a banquet at the Alouette, 
a relic comparable in historic 

a pewter porridge dish, bear- 

Zamorano and t!;e coat 
, Ritchie declared the plate 
a cellar in Cucamonga, San 

be UCLA's number 1,000,000, at 
ponsorship of our Friends 

L.C.P. 



Despite the headlines about book burning, we 
the issue. The issue is body burning, or author 
whether "Little Women" is suitable for the shelve 
library but whether, in the course of a Senate in 
the library is functioning well, Louisa May Alcot 
to appear before the senators and be called on to 
haps lose it) because a librarian of whom she has 
elude her book in a library she hardly knew exist 
Senate committee has been substituting the body o 
his work, and this is a queer practice in the Uni 
On the pretext of examining libraries and evaluat 
authors and dressed some of them down. The issue 
way of life is being advertised effectively abroa 
the process of investigating the matter, the Amer 
diminished at home. The question is whether the 
include, in one of its gaudier arcades, a senator 



don't think book burning is 
baiting. The issue is not 
s of a government- supported 
vestigation to discover if 
t can properly be required 

defend her virtue (and per- 

never heard happened to in- 
ed. That is the issue. The 
f an author for the body of 
ted States, it seems to us. 
ing books, it has displayed 

is not whether the American 
d, the issue is whether, in 
ican way of life is being 
American way of life shall 
's private shooting gallery, 



V 



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to which he summons ducks of his own choosing and in which he sets up these 
ducks and then knocks them down. 

Senator McWhat shi sname carelessly dropped a remark the other day that re- 
vealed the exact nature of his dubious activities He said that a certain 
witness had been called "to show another typical author whose works under no 
circumstances" should be used in United States information libraries To 
show another typical author! The verb is a giveaway Granting (which we are 
quite willing to do) that this man's book was a bad choice for an American 
propaganda library, we must wonder whether the way to correct the mistake was 
to call the author and challenge his loyalty. We doubt that our Constitution 
makers ever intended to invest a senator with the right to place on exhibit 
persons he regards as unfit for U.S. consumption, or "to show another typical 
author.' Books can be judged by being read. A Book is its own witness and 
stands always ready to give testimony. Should Congress lightly forego this 
and substitute for the contents of the book the repute of the author? We won- 
der, we wonder, we wonder. [The New Yorker, xxix.No.22 July 18 ; 1953] 

Personnel Notes 

Bruce Ferrell has joined the Bibliographical Checking Section of the 
Acquisitions Department as Librarian 1. He has his B.A. from the University 
of Illinois. He completed his library training at the U . S C Library School, 
1950, and has worked there as a cataloguer since his graduation. 

Marsha Davis has accepted the position of Senior Library Assistant in 
the Reference Department. Mrs, Davis received her B.A. from Stanford Univer- 
sity in June of this year and worked in the Department of Mineralogy there. 

Mary Kontogiannis has joined the staff of the Engineering Library as a 
Typist- Clerk. Miss Kontogiannis attended Pierce College in Greece and worked 
in the Library while a student there She recently attended Los Angeles State 
College. 

Resignations have been received from: Ritsuko Kawakami, Principal Li 
brary Assistant, Catalog Department, to accept a position in the Los Angeles 
County Law Library which is located close to her home; Marie Knapp, Senior 
Library Assistant, Catalog Department, who will make her home in New York. 

New Library Hours 

Commencing this semester the Main Library will observe new Sunday hours. 
This year the Library will open at 1 00 p.m. on Sunday (rather than 2:00 as 
formerly), and will remain open until 9: 00 p.m. 

The Department of Special Collections will be open on Saturdays this 
year from 9:00 until 5 00. It will be closed on Sundays. 

Staff Association Meeting 

There will be a meeting of the Staff Association to honor new members of 
the UCLA Library staff on Tuesday afternoon, September 29 at 4 p.m. in the 
Staff Room. Mr. Powell will be present to extend greetings to our new col- 
leagues, and simple refreshments will be served, This meeting will take the 
place of the regular coffee hour on that day, but the Staff Room will be open 
until 3:30 p.m. for those who want cokes from the dispenser. 

From 3' 30 until 4 p.m. new staff members will be brought to the Staff 
Room by their departmental Membership Committee representative where they will 
have an opportunity to chat informally with Mr Powell, Mr. Williams, Miss 
Bradstreet, and Miss Ackerman. 

Catalog of Orchestral Music 

The Music Library has just issued a second edition of its Catalog of 
Orchestral Music, bringing the 1947 list up to date. 

This has been a two year's project, stimulated by requests from the many 
users of the orchestral collection; and will be continued by periodic supple- 
ments of new acquisitions 

Engineering Library Service 

The Engineering Library began last year the publication of a monthly 
Information Bulletin to keep the College of Engineering informed of library 
services and of recent and important accessions. (Some of the other branches 
also issue similar publications). In her latest issue (Number 9, August, 1953) 



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Jo Allerding extended her service by including a specially prepared biblio- 
graphy of unusual pertinence and interest. She says in her brief introduction- 
"With the beginning of another school year, some of the readers of this 
Bui let in may be interested in doing a little reading of articles and books on 
engineering education and teaching,' and then includes a brief but widely 
selected bibliography of appropriate works in the Library. 

Copies of the Bulle tin are available upon application to the Engineering 
Li brary . 

Bewick Blocks Acquired 

The Library has recently acquired four wood blocks cut by Thomas Bewick, 
the father of modern wood- engraving. Bewick is said to have been the first 
engraver to work on the end of the wood, rather than along the grain, as had 
the earlier wood-cut craftsmen of the Renaissance; by so doing he was able to 
render detail of the utmost refinement. In addition, he was the inventor of 
" whi te- line ," the technique of cutting away the white areas of the wood block 
in patterns as carefully designed as those made by the black lines. 

The blocks acquired by the Library are from the Bewick illustrations for 
his books on British birds and quadrupeds. Of these, three are vignettes of 
the Redlegged Partridge, the Ruddy Shieldrake, and the Lurcher, respectively. 
(For those who wonder the lurcher was a large dog, originally raised for 
rabbi t-hunting, but so enthusiastically destructive that the breed was gradual 
ly extinguished ) The fourth block is a small tail piece of the sort that 
Bewick did with great facility and often with rich wit. this one shows an 
angler busy with two poles and lines 

Letter from Europe 

One of the little thrills of strange places is running into familiar 
sights and faces. Italy seems so much like California that I feel quite at 
home; and some parts of Switzerland are very similar to the Sierras. Seeing 
Rob Collison in London, and in his own library, was an exciting experience 
too; we talked long into the evening about the UCLA library staff, at his 
home where I was his dinner guest. Mrs. Collison is as charming a person as 
we all imagined she must be. Son David is a keen young man, inclined to 
mathematics and a voracious reader. Daughter Judith was away on a holiday, so 
I didn't meet her, I've met other people we all know too. On the ship were 
the Myron Barkers, on their way to France on sabbatical leave. As I walked 
out of the Pitti Palace in Florence I bumped into the Carl Eplings whom I did 
not know were in Italy. Day before yesterday, as I started to get on a bus, 
there stood Louise Darling who was supposed to be in Amsterdam or New York by 
that time I thought. I missed seeing Louise by one day in London, so we had 
a good visit and I was able to give her a copy of the Librarian, 

In case you have the impression from my Cambridge letter that I am seeing 
the world through the bottom of a beer bottle (incidentally, the editor knows 
darn well how much beer I claimed to drink---he's either jealous or thirsty! ), 
let me assure you that I have had my serious moments. Very few days have 

passed that I have not spent several hours in libraries and book stores not 

to mention archives, museums, churches and galleries. My eyes can take it, 
but my legs are beginning to give out. I have tried to see the public librar- 
ies and watch them being used, as well as the great research institutions; and 
I've noticed catalogs and building construction and systems, but I've yet to 
see an organization chart (I mention this especially with LCP' s mobile chart 
in mind). The Bodleian I found rich and cold; the British Museum, rich and 
gloomy; the Cambridge University Library, rich and warm and friendly-- a li- 
brary it would be a pleasure to use. Public libraries, especially those in 
small towns, are generally modest in appearance and resources but much busier 
places than our own comparable libraries. The Library of the University in 
Amsterdam (Universeits Bibliotheek) is about our size and has problems very 
much like ours, accented, In Amsterdam, too, I visited the Okenbare Leeszaal, 

the public library where Al i Wiegersmer whom many of you will remember from 

her UCLA visit--is in charge of public relations. I was surprised to find 
that the "Library of Congress of Italy" (Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale) is in 
Florence rather than Rome, though there is another here in Rome which is in 
sad shape. The one in Florence is one I'd like to spend weeks in, and I had 
only a few hours. It has 4% million volumes built around the great private 
libraries of Antonio Magliabechi and the Tuscan Dukes of the House of Lorraine. 
What a marvelous place. This morning I have been at the Biblioteca Apostolica 
Vaticana, armed with a letter of introduction from Eleanor Mitchell, Director 



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of Library Services in Italy for U S I S Some of you may know Miss Mitchell - 
she asked me especially to greet Professor Marion Zeitlin, Marion Milczewski, 
and Dean Danton who was a Columbia classmate. 

Wherever I have gone I have dropped in on the U.S.IS libraries to ob 
serve these wonderful, quiet and efficient instruments of American good-will. 
For the most part I have just looked around, struck by the obvious value of 
such libraries, but in a few cases I did introduce myself and was treated 
most cordially None of these people will criticize the State Department's 
policy, but I have been scandalized at the cuts in staff which are being 

made and the actual closing of some of these libraries, It's the most 

striking example of being penny wise and pound foolish that I have ever seen. 
Some day we must come to our senses and when we do we shall pay plenty to re 
gain the ground we are about to lose as a result of this so-called economy, 
What Europeans must think of a country which spews out so many thousands of 
dollar laden tourists, but cannot afford to maintain the modest and highly 
appreciated library service of the U S I S My own proposal is to triple pass 
port fees charging each American who goes abroad $20 for U.S.I S. library 
service, as a contribution toward the library service of international good 
will which we are suddenly too poor to afford 

On that note I had better stop. This is the last I'll be writing you 
before I get home but well have a cup of coffee and I'll tell you some 
more, when the censorious editor is not around to take the edge, off my natur 
ally sloppy style of talking 

Best to one and all 
Andy 
Annual Report from Arizona 

Fleming Bennett, Librarian of the University of Arizona, has just sent 
us a copy of his annual report covering the first year of his administration 
of the library. This is an excellently written document, and records both im- 
pressive achievement and excellent plans for future development A copy is 
available in the Librarian's Office 

Murders in the Rue Morgu e 

A Portland, Oregon book dealer in going through a local junk sale, recent 
ly picked up for 50 cents a first edition of Poe's Murders in the Rue Morgue 
This makes the twelfth known copy of this very scarce book. The eleventh copy 
of the Murders, now in the Berg Collection, was purchased some years ago by 
Owen D. Young for an estimated $25,000, According to the Oregonian, "A local 
organization had decided to dispose of its tremendous collection of old books 
to clear space for storage Hundreds of expert collectors and bibliomaniacs 
from as far away as San Francisco swarmed over the sales ground and leafed 
through every scrap of the collection, Enter young McMann at the tag end of 
the sale. Thumbing idly through one of the rejected items, a bound volume 
titled Odds and Ends, vol. 2,, his eye fell upon the frontispiece of a short 
novel bound into the book-cloaking his trembling excitement with a casual 
air, Mac asked the salesman what he wanted for the volume. 'Oh, take it for 
50 cents', was the bored answer--— -In addition to the Murders, he also found 
two other valuable editions in vol. 2 of Odds and Ends, which prompted George 
Belknap of the University of Oregon Press to quip that he plans to spend the 
rest of his life looking for vol, I." The present copy of the Murders lacks 
the original covers and so is worth only about $7,000- 

Bibliotrivia 

in the early days of incunabula a book was often more costly than a 
fat ox, in 1520 a 134 gulden book was equivalent to the wage of a servant for 
an entire year The Gutenberg Bible cost in its time at lease 42 gulden." 

From Walter Krieg Mater ialen zu einer Entwicklungs ge schichte der 
Buecherpreise und des Autor en Honor ar s vom 15, bis zum 20, Jahrhunder t . . ." 
quoted in Antiquarian Bookman, Sept 5 1953. p 662 

: J_ 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian s Office. Editor 
(on leave) Everett Moore. Acting Editor: Gordon Williams, Contributors 
to this issue: Page Ackerman, William Bellin, Ruth Doxsee, Andrew Horn 
Ardis Lodge, Richard O'Brien, Florence Williams.